Name: Kimberly Llewellyn
Title: Emerging Markets, Senior Product Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US
Educational Experience: Bachelor's Degree from Vassar College; Master Degree in Environmental Engineering from Columbia University
Professional Credentials/Accreditations: Voting member of ASHRAE’s Technical Standard Committees 62.2 (Residential Ventilation and Acceptable IAQ) and 227P (Passive Building Design); Voting Member of the ICC Off-Site Construction Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Standard Consensus Committee; PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC); ACCA Manual S Working Group Member; and Advisory Capacity to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office initiatives, which Focus on Modular Construction, Low-Load Buildings, and Advanced Construction Technologies.
Organizational Affiliations/Achievements/Awards: ACHR NEWS Top Women in HVAC Award, 2021
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?
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?