Owner of Aeparmia Engineering
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Owner of Aeparmia Engineering, Mia Parton moved to the United States with her family at the age of 16. Her first job was as cashier at McDonald’s. She worked her way through college and obtained her civil-engineering degree. After spending more than a decade in the engineering and construction industries, the entrepreneurial engineer founded her company in 2017. Aeparmia Engineering is a fast-growing engineering firm that specializes in utilities coordination, design and permitting. Parton’s goal with the company is to lead in designing the next generation’s infrastructure of smart cities. Parton was recently recognized by the Tory Burch Foundation, was awarded the 2018 Rising Star Award by the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and was selected to speak at the South By Southwest conference in 2018. Additionally, Parton founded Queer Women in Leadership, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering queer women leaders, and was recently appointed commissioner of the City of Austin Water and Wastewater Commission. Through volunteering, Parton continues to advocate for STEM programs, women’s empowerment and for equal economic opportunities.