September 2013 Women's
Larisa Nabokova Escalle works on the California High-Speed Rail Project as a program manager for engineering firm Parsons Brinckerhoff. She provides technical coordination between project groups and assists with schedule planning and cost estimating. Originally from Kyrgyzstan, Escalle earned her B.A. in architecture from UC Berkeley. She is currently enrolled in an M.B.A. program at Golden Gate University. As a high school student, Escalle took part in the ACE mentor program, which gives teens the opportunity to work with professionals in design, construction and engineering fields. She is now a mentor with ACE in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A passion for discovery: California women trailblazers
in science, technology, engineering and math
The September calendar shines a spotlight on four remarkable women who have achieved success in STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The calendar is produced by the California State Library, California Research Bureau, California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls and the California Department of Education. Photo courtesy of Larisa Escalle.