• A stator in the third powerhouse at Grand Coulee.
  • The penstocks above the water at Hoover Dam
  • The top of Shasta Dam in California
  • An automated gate structure on a canal in Washington.
  • An aerial photo of the sunsetting at Ruedi Reservoir in Colorado.


A photo of Carlos LiraPosition: SCEP, Information Technology Specialist Student Trainee
School: University of Phoenix
Major: Information System Security
Hometown: Bellflower, California

I became involved with Reclamation through my high school, thanks to a student aid program.


My experience with the Bureau of Reclamation has been amazing. Working with great people and learning new things every day has created a positive experience for me.


Over the years my group and I have achieved many accomplishments. One of the activities that I participated in was the successful transfer to Active Directory (AD) for all the computers at the Grand Coulee Power Office. A current work activity within my group is the conversion to Windows 7.


I am a student at The University of Phoenix, where I will obtain a Bachelors of Science in Information system security. My primary career objective is to expand my knowledge in the information technology field in order to provide more for Reclamation and my coworkers.

Updated: October 19, 2012