“I hope to use The Alvarado Experience blog as a platform to promote understanding that each individual is unique in their own way...we all matter and we are all connected.”
As an engineer, Marcia achieved her childhood dream job. She never steered away from her goals and has been working as a licensed professional engineer designing vertical structures for the past 10 years. Marcia was a NCAA scholarship athlete for four years, with a trip to NCAA March Madness in the 2000-2001 season. She earned her Bachelors and Masters in Civil/Structural engineering and started her engineering career in New York. After moving back to Tampa, her professional career blossomed and Marcia assisted in the implementation of ACE Mentoring's Greater Tampa Bay chapter as a mentor and Board of Director for 5 years. Mentoring high school students to gain interest in the field of architecture, construction, and engineering is how Marcia gives back to the community. She absolutely loves being able to put her footprints on the future world, knowing people will be admiring it for years to come. Recently, she was named Top 40 Under 40 by the Building Design + Construction, a national architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) industry publication in September 2015 as an emerging design professional. “My success in this business has been led by the relationships that I have cultivated; essentially the work speaks for itself," she explains.
Modeling was a goal Marcia set for herself to prove that she could portray a male model and become successful. Inspiring a love of menswear fashion from both men and women, and being a role model has taken her to New York Fashion Week for the past two years as well as numerous runway events in the Central Florida area. She has represented Project Runway all-stars Fabio Costa and Fade Zu Grau; Sharpe Suiting; DapperQ; and many other fashion stylist and designers. “I hope to use The Alvarado Experience as a platform to promote understanding that each individual is unique in their own way…we all matter and we are all connected.”