Maria Belen Almoro,
who goes by the name “Belle,” joined Western Engineering
February 1 as the Graduate Affairs Assistant in the Department
of Mechanical & Materials Engineering. Her office is located in
the Spencer Engineering Building, room 3002A.
Belle has a
Bachelor of Science in Information and Computer Science from St.
Paul College of Manila (Philippines). She has worked as a
computer instructor and then as a systems analyst/programmer
before moving into administration. She assumed an
administrative role (administrative assistant) at King Khalid
National Guard Hospital in Saudi Arabia and rapidly moved
through the ranks until she became Medical Staff Coordinator
working for the head of the Hospital (the equivalent of the
She moved to
Canada just a few months ago, encouraged by London physicians
she met while in Saudi Arabia, and found employment here at a
local architectural firm, in an administrative role. Based on
feedback from the people she met abroad, she was hopeful to find
a position at Western.
received from Belle’s referees were glowing. The concluding
remarks of one referee sums it up,
would rehire Belle in an instant if in a position to do so. I
can think of no better person or one more willing or more
‘teachable’ and adaptable."