A developing plant mom who has never tried deep dish pizza despite living in Chicago—but don’t hold that against her! Keep reading to learn more about one of ISG’s talented employee owners and her inspiring involvement with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.

What is the best work-related advice you have been given?

Ask questions. I know my colleagues will answer any question or we will navigate the learning experience together as a team.

What’s your favorite part of the ISG office you work in?

Amanda Goodenow’s office—there is so much knowledge in that room!

Why did you choose to work in Civil & Environmental Engineering?

I chose to work in this industry to be a part of solutions to issues involving humans and the natural environment.

What do you do for professional development?

I have been involved in the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) since my junior year of college. I was also President (2018-2019) and Graduate Ambassador/Student Advisor (2019-2020) for the University of Iowa.

Currently, I am the 2020-2021 Vice President of Professional Development for the Eastern Iowa Professional (EIP) chapter of SHPE—the only professional chapter in Iowa. Last year we provided workshops and scholarships to SHPE students at the University of Iowa and Iowa State while rebranding and revitalizing the professional chapter. We have a busy spring coming up in which I hope to attend and assist at some regional and national events!

What is one thing about you that most people would find surprising?

Although I lived in Chicago for over 15 years, I have never had deep dish pizza.

List some fun facts about yourself.
  • I am an avid board gamer, and I started a board game collection last year. So far, I have eight board games and three extension packs.
  • I don’t have a cat or dog, but after moving to Storm Lake, I gained the confidence to become a plant mom. I presently have five more plants than when I moved in.
  • I am an anime fan! I am currently on Episode 799 out of over 900 episodes of One Piece—if you know, you know.
  • I love llamas and have a lot of llama items around my apartment, including a 1.5-foot llama piñata.

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Meet Sam Boeck

Sam leads talent engagement at ISG, focusing on providing innovative and strategic direction for talent engagement initiatives, including professional development, culture, and recruitment. Frankly put, Sam embodies ISG’s culture and...