Sita Syal is a guest blogger for Women Offshore. Sita graduated from the University of Michigan with a BSE in Chemical Engineering and a MEng in Energy Systems Engineering. She spent time in the Houston area working for a major oil company as a process engineer and then transitioned offshore as an operations engineer on a production and drilling facility in the Gulf of Mexico. She and her fiancé, Zach, now live in the Bay Area where she is working on her PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. Sita hopes to use her experience and perspective from working in non-gender diverse areas to change the demographics and empower women to pursue their careers in all spheres.