March 5 – 11 is National Women in Construction Week. According to the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) website, “The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities. WIC Week provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry.”
In celebration of WIC, TFMoran is highlighting our own Women In Construction, one TFMoran woman engineer or surveyor each day this week. TFMoran is proud to have these women in construction, along with other women professionals on our team.
Natasha Kulchitsky – TFMoran, Inc. Structural Engineer
Natasha Kulchitsky, EIT is a Structural Engineer who began at TFMoran, Inc. in May of 2016. Natasha has a Masters Degree in Civil / Structural Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a Masters Degree in Applied Mathematics from Lomonosov State University in Moscow, the highest ranked Russian school, graduating with honors.
Natasha’s structural design experience includes steel and timber commercial and industrial buildings, steel tanks and pressure vessels. Prior to joining the company, she designed steel frames and foundations for heavy equipment. Originally from Russia, Natasha was head of a University Math Department, where she taught a wide variety of math classes. She is now a US citizen and is fluent in both English and Russian.
Why did you go into engineering?
“I liked math at school and held a math degree from Russia. So I wanted to find a practical field where math skills can be applied.”
What do you like about your job?
“Although engineering is a world of solutions (not investigations), I like that experienced colleagues around me always look for elegant solutions. Engineering can be beautiful.”