June 25, 2015
AIKEN, S.C. – Daisy Carlos is using her life experiences to guide her through her internship at Savannah River Remediation (SRR) in the Project Management Office.
Growing up in Los Angeles, C.A., Carlos was raised by her single mother, who at a young age immigrated to the United States from Mexico. Watching her mother work with three jobs made Carlos want to work hard so that she could achieve her ultimate life goals: graduate college, have a successful career and to start a non-profit benefiting underprivileged children in developing countries.
"My mother is a strong, smart and inspirational woman," said Carlos. "Though she never received a formal education, she opened her own successful clothing business while I was growing up in California."
During a visit to Augusta eight years ago, Carlos' mother decided to move her family to the area. After moving to Augusta and taking her first business course, Carlos started a business of her own at the age of 15.
"I received high quality used items, and re-sold them at The Barnyard Flea Market in Augusta," said Carlos. "That was a pivotal time, because it made me realize I wanted to get a business degree."
On track to graduate in May 2016 with her Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Management Information Systems from Georgia Regents University, Carlos is reflecting back to what she has seen while traveling abroad and the stories her mother told her about growing up in Mexico. These along with her internship at SRR have influenced her future goals.
"My internship with SRR has helped me confirm that I want to start my career in project management, and later open a non-profit to provide health and educational support to children in developing countries," said Carlos.
As a young entrepreneur with philanthropic vision, Carlos believes there isn't enough being done to help people that are less fortunate.
With this, she plans to travel the world and visit ten countries in the next ten years, all while helping as many people along the way as she can.
SRR is the liquid waste contractor at Savannah River Site, which is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is a team of companies led by AECOM with partners Bechtel National, CH2M and Babcock & Wilcox. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, EnergySolutions and URS Professional Solutions.
Point of Contact: Dean Campbell