Nora McIntyre


Foreign-born engineer overcame language, cultural hurdles
33, Project Engineer
J.L. Patterson & Associates
Orange, Calif.

Developing a sterling engineering reputation has been particularly gratifying for Nora McIntyre, especially since she emigrated from Korea and faced significant language and cultural barriers earlier in her career. Today, she is a mentor and role model for aspiring female engineers, especially those who are foreign born. At J.L. Patterson, McIntyre works closely with clients' design standards and with the rules of the regional and national regulatory agencies. Her projects include the 20-mile Riverside County Transportation Commission's Perris Valley Line Project in California and the Metrolink Composite Maps and Right-of-Way Map and Track Chart for the Perris Valley Subdivision.