Name: Katrina Kelly-Pitou
Title: Systems Strategist, SmithGroup
Educational Experience: Post-Doc Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh; Doctorate Studies, Energy Studies, University of Nottingham; Master’s Degree in International Relations and Environmental Studies, Hult International Business School; Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Environmental Studies, Duquesne University
Professional Credentials/Accreditations: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Organizational Affiliations/Achievements/Awards: Building Design + Construction 2021 40 Under 40 and 2018 AIA
What caused you to/when did you fall in love with engineering?
What has been the most rewarding aspect of working in the skilled trades?
Describe the proudest moment in your career.
What challenges do women face in this profession? Can you give a personal example? Why aren’t there more women in engineering? How can we increase the number of women in engineering?
What does your day-to-day job entail?
What drives/motivates you every day?
How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted you personally and professionally?
What remains on your engineering bucket list — what do you aspire to do that you haven’t accomplished yet?
What’s one thing no one knows about you?
List any mentors who’ve helped you succeed and describe exactly how they’ve shaped your success.
What advice do you have for prospective female engineers considering entering the field?