Aline M. VanDingstee, E.I.T.

Structural Engineering


Aline M. VanDingsteeWhy did you choose this career? I started technical school when I was 16 which just confirmed to me that engineering was what I would like to follow as a career, and I don’t see myself doing anything else!

What is your favorite part of your job? ? Calculations!! and seeing the result of it come to fruition as new construction (or repair) at the end of each project.

Who are you outside of Gale? I LOVE animals! I have two dogs back home in Brazil (Brenda and Theo, that I miss very much) and two dogs and one cat (Nellie, Togo, and Bagheera) in my house. They take up a lot of my time but I can’t imagine my life without them. Other than that, I like the outdoors, going on hikes and to parks and my favorite thing to do is travel!

Fun Fact: What is your favorite “guilty pleasure” food? My favorite since I was a kid: pastel! It is a Brazilian dish, which is similar to empanadas. It is a pastry stuffed with pretty much anything you want, it could be savory or sweet! It is deep fried though.. so I can’t eat it all the time, or at least shouldn’t.