Carolyn Gomez, P.E. – Structural Engineer, San Antonio, TX
Mrs. Gomez earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University with an additional major in Spanish. She earned her master’s degree in Business Administration from West Texas A&M. Her primary experience is in forensic engineering, land development, and military and civilian construction project management.
Mrs. Gomez has performed structural forensic investigations of various residential and commercial structures, such as traditionally framed homes and masonry buildings. Mrs. Gomez investigated wind, hail, and tornado damage cases throughout the South and hurricane damage assessments following Hurricane Irma and Dorian. Her responsibilities involve the inspection of roofing, flooring, building elevations, waterproofing details, and construction methods and determining the cause and origin of the ensuing damages.
Getting to Know Carolyn
What is something people may not know about you?
“I was a college cheerleader, sorority sister, and performed in musical theater. In order to pay for my college, my dad encouraged me join the Army. So I served in the military as a Engineer Military Officer.
Also, our family is growing. We are expecting our second child in the fall!”
What do you enjoy outside of work?
“I like being outside in nature and exploring new places.”
What’s the best advice that you’ve received?
““You should take the FE exam” Someone who believed in me very much paid for my training course and exam. And here I am today. ”
What was the best place you’ve traveled and why?
“I went to Spain for 3 weeks with a friend of mine. I loved ordering a $3 glass of wine and then the bartender bringing out complementary appetizers (Tapas) with it.”
What is your favorite movie?
“The Fifth Element with Bruce Willis. It never gets old and I have no idea why. ”
Who, in history, would you most like to meet over dinner?
“Probably George Washington. Most questions would start off with, “Did the founding fathers intend for XYZ…”
What do you like about working at U.S. Forensic?
“I like USF because I feel like part of a team. I know I can pick up my phone and call anyone of my genius co-workers and they’d answer and help me. I like my job because it never gets boring.”