Name: Kajal Prasad
Title: Team Lead - Controls and Electrical, Applied DX RTU Product Development, Johnson Controls
Educational Experience: Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Oklahoma
Professional Credentials/Accreditations: Tridium Niagara Certification, Unity Pro Training, Eikon Logic Training, Matlab and Simulink Certification, Labview Certification, Indusoft Web Studio Certification, and SCADA Systems
Organizational Affiliations/Achievements/Awards: ASHRAE Member, Director of the Women Global Network for the Heartland Chapter, Two Johnson Controls Process Improvement Awards, and Identified and Trained as an Emerging Leader within Johnson Controls
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?