Successfully constructing a massive project such as the new Encore Boston Harbor Resort (opened June 2019) in Everett, MA, is an enormous undertaking. Thanks to Christine Breen '14, a Construction Project Engineer for the Encore through Wynn Development, visitors to Encore can safely navigate their way to the entertainment complex through the hectic streets surrounding Boston.
Specifically, Christine was responsible for over $65 million in onsite transportation improvements leading to the resort, as well as the surrounding communities including Boston, Everett, Medford, Chelsea, and Revere.
“For the Encore roads projects time management was the most important skill,” said Christine. “We only had two years to do all the work which was a challenge, but seeing first-hand that these improvements have mitigated the site traffic is really satisfying.”
While at Central Catholic, Christine always enjoyed science, but was particularly inspired by her AP Physics course her senior year where she was only one of two girls in the classroom. The course was taught by former faculty member Mr. William Doyle - a professional engineer before joining the CCHS faculty - which helped encourage Christine to pursue engineering after discovering the profession through Doyle’s first-hand experience. The majority of the students in the class have become engineers.
“I had never met an engineer until I took AP Physics at Central,” said Christine. “I would not have gone to engineering school if I didn't have the opportunity to take that class.”
Christine, who earned a degree in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University, was a designer for over a decade when she decided to switch to construction, with a specialty is roadway work.
“There’s nothing better than seeing something get built - it’s like having an adult version of Legos,” said Christine. “Engineering is a very exciting career which large scale problem solving, and everyday offers something different when you’re onsite working a construction site.”
Congratulations to Christine Breen '14 on her incredible accomplishments in engineering! The Raider Nation is proud!