Staff Spotlight: Caitlyn Padilla

Caitlyn Padilla

Marketing / Project Coordinator – MONROVIA

Caitlyn Padilla Where did you attend college and what did you study?
For my undergrad, I attended California State University Channel Islands. In 2010, I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Communication, with an emphasis in business/non-profit work. After graduating, I took some time to discover what I wanted to go after in terms of a career. Then in 2015, I was accepted to Communication Management program at the University of Southern California. I graduated with my Master’s degree in May 2017 from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. At this point I may go for my Doctorate; however, I’m enjoying my time being homework free!

What drew you to working for Civiltec? What do you like best about working at Civiltec so far?
Having gone to school for marketing and project coordination, I was looking for a role that allowed me to hone my skills. This position was just that! Engineering has always interested me since I was a child, so I was ecstatic about being hired for this role. I really enjoy the office environment and staff, and am looking forward to expanding my knowledge and jumping right into my role.

What are some of your favorite types of projects to work on?
Though I haven’t worked on any projects thus far, I enjoy projects that allow me to research, write, and present findings.

When you’re not working, how do you like to spend your time?
Some of my favorite past times include spending time with family and friends, going to concerts, and being outdoors. In addition, I like to travel and expand my horizons. The furthest country I’ve traveled to is New Zealand, and I’m hoping to return one day. I have a cat named Milo that I love dearly. That love is mutual, but is especially so when I have food to share. His favorite treats are turkey and chicken McNuggets (courtesy of friends who can’t resist his cute face – think “Puss in Boots”).

Is there a particular hobby, interest, or skill you have that other employees might not know about?
Dancing! I’ve danced competitively and semi-professionally for about 26 years. I started when I was three-years-old, with ballet, tap, and jazz. Later, I branched out into other genres like contemporary and hip hop, which are now my favorite forms of dance.

One other skill I pride myself on is that I consider myself a human GPS – I can go anywhere once and find it again without a problem.

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