Women in Engineering - Amanda Pabst


In honor of International Women in Engineering Day, Everactive is saluting and celebrating the contributions of the driven and intelligent women who power our company every day of the year.

Beginning in the UK in 2017, National Women in Engineering Day went worldwide due to an enthusiastic reception from an international audience. International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) was born to enable a global celebration of women in engineering.

Today we’re sharing the stage with Amanda Pabst, a Senior Predictive Maintenance Advisor here at Everactive. 

Can you tell me a little bit about yourself, your current position and a brief history of your career and experience?

My name is Amanda, and I am the Senior PDM Advisor for Everactive where I analyze data collected from our sensors and assist with installs on occasion. Previously I’ve worked in animal husbandry, customer service, and education positions.

How did you get involved in a S.T.E.M. Career?

I have always been interested in science and learning more about everything around me. Teaching it has been a passion as well from a young age.

What do you like about working in S.T.E.M.?

I love learning as I go, adding to my mental library of knowledge for myself and to be able to teach others about it. A lot of it is hands on, and the more I learn the more the world fascinates me.

What do you find challenging about your work?

Sometimes it takes a little digging to get to the root of an issue with the data I’m reviewing, but it’s a fun puzzle to solve.

Who have been role models for you as you navigate your career in technology?

Madam Curie, Jane Goodall, Ana Roqué de Duprey, Rachel Carson, and Rosalind Franklin to name a couple!

What impact do you feel you have created as a visible woman in this field?

It is possible to have a career in STEM and be shown respect for it.

What do you find most exciting about working at Everactive?

Our innovative technology is widespread and environmentally friendly, and I have awesome coworkers. We work as a team and help each other out.

Can you provide some advice to other young women interested in entering STEM careers?

Follow your interest and persevere, for it will be worth it in the end, no matter the difficulty.