Tiffany Stanewicz, Design Engineer, Interstate Electrical Services
Tiffany Stanewicz is a design engineer at Interstate Electrical Services and has been with the company for six years. Previously in the medical field, she was introduced to the electrical trade by her then-boyfriend (now husband), an electrician who is passionate about the field. She was immediately intrigued by the industry. “The electrical trade provided me an opportunity to create and to build not only on projects but also on myself. Every project seems to bring new interesting challenges. I get to collaborate with an amazing team to overcome obstacles and bumps in the road as they arise all while building a lifelong meaningful career,” she says.
Tiffany says she values the collaboration necessitated by the electrical trade and especially Interstate’s team-centric approach, where she gets to interact with a number of different departments, noting, “I get to design power, communication, and fire alarm layouts. I also get to generate project schedules, generate photometric analysis models and calculations with various software.” She says the most rewarding part is seeing her completed projects “come alive.”
As for encouraging other women to enter the trades, Tiffany says there’s “never been a better time for women to defy gender norms and embrace their value as a skilled trade worker.” She adds that it’s an exciting field that women have historically overlooked, but if more women “had the opportunity to explore it, they may fall in love with it.”