Meet Alyssa: Civil Engineer
Company: NorthWestern Energy
Job Title: Electric Asset Management Engineer
Job Responsibilities: Alyssa works out of the Great Falls, Montana service center and is in charge of planning for the future of the electrical "grid" in their division, which includes about 50,000 customers and 2,800 miles of overhead and underground electrical lines. She also serves as a resource for the division on current projects and impacts of new loads on the circuits. I never would have guessed my civil engineering degree would take me here - working in a field comprised mostly of electrical engineers!
Something cool: My husband (who I met at the Hillside Apartments at Tech!) and I have canoed over 100 miles in the White Cliffs and Breaks of the Missouri River, hiked to alpine lakes over 7,000 feet in the Rocky Mountain Front,and gotten to downhill ski on some of the best mountains in the western U.S.