Earth Systems is pleased to join with the local, national, and global engineering community to celebrate the work and achievements of women who have chosen to make a difference through the profession of engineering. Engineering helps to shape the world and results in innovations that make our planet a better, safer, and more exciting place to be.

We believe that this annual day of both celebration and reflection is the perfect opportunity to introduce three of our dedicated female professionals from Earth Systems to share their insights on their achievements and hopes for the future of engineering.

Jennifer Campbell, PE

Project Engineer, San Luis Obispo

After taking STEM classes in high school that exposed her to different fields of engineering, Jennifer Campbell decided to go into the geotechnical engineering field because “it offers tangible experiences and a lifetime of learning.” Having recently joined Earth Systems after moving to the central California coast, she has found that her work environment provides enriching experiences and a positive atmosphere where the welfare and contributions of employees are clearly valued.

Her advice to younger women who may be considering engineering as a career choice or study option is to “follow your ambitions and be brave. If you are interested in science and math, engineering offers a wide breadth of options so you will surely find something you enjoy. Always remember that you know more than you think you do, and you can accomplish more than you think you can.”

Maral Malekian, Ph.D.

Project Manager, San Luis Obispo

Ph.D. Mining Engineering, University of Arizona

Dr. Maral Malekian is a project engineer with Earth Systems’ San Luis Obispo office. As engineers, she feels that women have the opportunity to enhance their communities through projects that focus on improving quality of life, safety, and minimizing harm to the environment.

Maral believes that the field of engineering has long been transitioning into inclusivity of all genders and opportunity for men and women from all walks of life. She encourages women interested in the profession to explore different areas of engineering and to surround themselves with a strong support system that focuses on mentorship and career guidance.


Maggy Arias

Staff Engineer, Hollister

B.S. in Civil Engineering, UC, Davis

A staff engineer with Earth Systems’ Hollister office, Maggy credits her interest in engineering to her childhood obsession with natural disaster movies, which sparked her interest in understanding how the built world interacts with the earth and its natural processes. She admires how civil engineers play an important role in mitigating damage from natural disasters.

Her advice to young women interested in engineering: “STEM organizations are great for instilling a sense of community and belonging within a field that can sometimes feel exclusive. It is important to find your own community within the engineering field.”