Caloris Q&A: Meet Mariana St. Peter, Junior Process Engineer

Mariana St. Peter is our newest Junior Process Engineer. Get to know Mariana here.

Caloris: How did you get involved in engineering?

Mariana: Growing up I wanted to be a soccer referee, but since my dad didn’t allow me to sign up for program, I decided to invest in the three disciplines that I like the most: mathematics, physics, and chemistry – so nothing better than Engineering to combine all of them together. I started Industrial Engineering in Brazil (where I am from) when I decided to move to the U.S to learn English. Long story short, I met my husband during this time, got married and never went back to Brazil to finish college. Since my credits didn’t transfer over from Brazil and I had to start college all over again, I decided to study Chemical Engineering due to the vast field applications.

Mariana St. Peter

Caloris: What do you enjoy most about your work?

Mariana: Working as an engineer means you will never get bored. There is always something new to work on that involves creativity and different perspectives.

Caloris: You are based in Maryland. What do you like most about living/working here? 

Mariana: My family and I recently moved to Maryland from Chicago. Currently there are three things I like more about Maryland when compared to the Windy City: 1 – We are surrounded by the water ; 2 – The weather ; and 3 – Property taxes.

Caloris: What are your hobbies? Anything else fun you’d like to share?

Mariana: I love to travel; I’ve been to 13 different countries and 36 U.S states.

Caloris: What’s your favorite cheese?

Mariana: Hard to pick one since I love cheese, but I guess I can say Pepper Jack.

Caloris: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Mariana: Pumpkin Pie.

Caloris: Anything else you’d like to share about yourself?

Mariana: I became very good at home renovation after doing a full renovation on our previous home in Chicago – from bathroom/kitchen remodel to finishing a basement. 


About Caloris

Caloris transforms process systems design for the better with unexpected, future-focused solutions that solve real operational problems. We engineer efficient, dependable and productive solutions that also improve environmental sustainability where practical. Designed with the end user in mind to drive plant productivity. Caloris offers evaporation, membrane filtration and spray drying process systems for food and dairy industries, as well as for water reuse and wastewater treatment applications. Both Caloris’ custom and pre-engineered packaged systems are designed to meet our customers’ specific concentration/purification needs utilizing the most cost effective and energy efficient technologies available. Whether concentrating dairy, food or juice products at a high-volume production facility, or processing industrial wastewaters to reduce transportation and treatment costs and recover re-usable water, Caloris provides a range of options and technologies.