Welcome to the second episode in our video series, where I'll be talking with Senior Engineer Megan McDonald, PE, LEED AP about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting her life at work and home. She also currently serves as President of the ASCE IL Section. I hope you'll enjoy hearing her perspective, and stick around to find out how things are going in our various regions and office locations during this unprecedented time.
This recording took place on May 15, 2020. If you'd like to skip around, timestamps annotating the topics we discuss are below.
0:29 – Working with Clark Dietz staff virtually
1:25 – Reopening of Chicago office
2:51 – Draining video calls
3:32 – Challenges as a working parent
4:53 – ASCE IL Section adapting to a virtual stage
7:32 – How this crisis affects the engineering profession in Illinois and the capital bill
9:21 – Positive outcomes
11:10 – Trusting co-workers (Chicago and Oakbrook Terrace offices)