Brianna Morales '06: Municipal Wastewater Plant Facility Manager
"Upper Cape Tech showed me there are a lot of professions outside office professions,.. There’s a really big need for wastewater professionals. People are always going to need clean water and solutions to wastewater."
BS in Environmental Management: University of Houston, Clear Lake Completing Masters in Industrial Management: University of Texas, Tyler
What Brianna Does:
The plant manages some 5.5 million gallons of water per day. Brianna has seven employees and a 3.5 million dollar budget that she’s in charge of spending wisely. She runs board meetings, handles all the environmental compliance required of the plant, and spends plenty of time attending trainings and conferences to keep herself educated and to keep her license up to date (she has the highest license Texas offers, meaning she could manage any facility in the state).
Why She Chose UCT:
“Upper Cape Tech was one of the better choices my mom made for me." Brianna wasn't sure originally about what she wanted to do. After visiting the school and also to find a more challenging academic atmosphere, her mom enrolled her at UCT for her sophomore year.
Why She Recommends UCT:
“Having a trade makes going to college a little bit easier." Both because kids have another plan, and also because they can pay for tuition if family can’t help and scholarships don’t come through.