Job Title:Structural Engineer
Employer:Tacoma Engineers Inc
Grad Year:2017
Degree(s):B. Eng. (Civil)
Major(s):Civil Engineering
Industry:Architecture & Planning

What makes you a good mentor?

Engineering is such an exciting profession but barrier like self doubt, imposter syndrome, systemic barriers etc. exist for all - especially women. I was lucky enough to have people in my corner throughout my degree and early in my career and I hope to provide that same support for someone else.

About Arlin Otto

Arlin Otto is a structural engineer specializing in restoration and rehabilitation work across South-Western Ontario. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering at Carleton University and is currently completing her graduate degree in structural engineering part time at the University of Waterloo. She has been part of the Heritage and Investigation Team at Tacoma Engineers since 2017. Arlin has a keen interest in post disaster and forensic assessments of structures as well as finding ‘out of the box’ solutions on existing buildings. She is an active supporter of the Architectural Conservatory of Ontario (ACO) and is on the Board of Directors of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT).