Last week, Transtech team members, Melissa Demirci and Karen Vigil, hosted an engineering workshop during the ELLAS Annual Empowerment Conference, held at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. This workshop was aimed to encourage students to pursue an academic career in a STEM field. Our team shared their personal experiences in college majoring in Civil Engineering as well as their transition to their careers. The workshop is to empower young women in the community to advocate for themselves and others while making positive life choices. Transtech is a big supporter of the Embracing Latina Leadership Alliances (ELLAS) organization and has worked in partnership with this nonprofit for almost a decade through volunteering and mentoring. This year, over 200 young women in middle school and high school from LA County participated in the conference which included panels and workshops. ELLAS facilitates mentorship and leadership development opportunities to benefit young Latina students, encouraging them to pursue higher education.