The Journey That Changed Me:
Angel, Construction Project Management – Planner

Angel, Construction Project Management – Planner
 

Angel has been with Disney since 2006, starting as an Innoventions Presenter on the Disney College Program providing tours to guests through the “House of Tomorrow” and “Fantastic Plastics.” With a degree focused in Mechanical Engineering and Technology, Angel completed two Disney Professional Internships as a Technical Writer Engineering Intern and then a Ride & Show Intern.

Through these roles she was able to gain hands-on experience in the field performing responsibilities such as maintaining technical training, quality assurance, maintenance programs and project management for some of our favorite Walt Disney World Resort attractions. After Angel completed her second Professional Internship, she had the opportunity to continue  with the Ride & Show Team.

In 2009, Angel became a Mechanical Apprentice for the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show engineering team. Not only was this an exciting experience for her, but she was also the first female mechanic for the show. Within this role she was given the opportunity to assist in the construction of a new Hero Stunt Car.

“My mechanic mentor and I were given just the frame

[of the car] to start with, and assembled the vehicle in-house,” she explained. “The best part was actually bringing my mom to a show and hearing her scream ‘My daughter made that!’”

Angel with car chassis used at Lights, Motors, Action Show
 

Next time you visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios make sure you see the stunt show and you can still watch the vehicle “save the day” to the roar of a large crowd. Currently, Angel works in the Facility Asset Management Team as a Planner.

As a Planner, she assists in all major renovation work at our parks and resorts. Angel is responsible for the overall project scopes, budgets, schedules and quality that go into restoring the property back to its original beauty. With a combined passion for Disney and what the company stands for, Angel has also been able to inspire students, women and the younger generation.

Throughout her time with Disney, Angel has been able to visit schools with several groups such as the Engineering the Magic Program, Disney Dreamer’s Academy with Steve Harvey and Disney’s YES Program. Angel was able to reflect on her experiences speaking at these forums for Disney.

Angel and coworkers at Innoventions in 2006“I never get the opportunity to really look at where I have been because I am always striving to become better, “ She said. “This experience [public speaking] has shown me that I am at least going down the right path, and I am thankful for Disney, my leaders, and my mentors for giving me these opportunities to inspire.”

Angel explains that she initially had a completely different career goal, but once she participated in a Disney internship, she fell in love. She advises everyone to be open-minded. Disney has many opportunities and career paths; once you find your “skill” work hard to improve it as much as possible.


Josh, Disney Internships & Programs Communications Team

 

 

December 20th, 2012|Categories: Disney College Program, Disney Professional Internships, Testimonials|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The Journey That Changed Me:
Angel, Construction Project Management – Planner