Meet Katie: Environmental Engineer
Company: U.S. Dept of the Navy
Job Title: Nuclear Engineer
Job Responsibilities: Katie manages the Navy's radioactive waste generated on board its nuclear powered submarines and aircraft carriers. In a nutshell, she applies her knowledge of state and federal regulations on how to handle, package, and ship hazardous (radioactive) waste via public roadways and railways. As a lead engineer, she also mentors and help develop new engineers, as well as implement new processes and process improvements.
Something cool: Katie spends her weekends in the summer going to the beach and since she lives a little closer to Florida (closer than the UP anyway) she goes down to Disney any chance she gets! Emily’s work has given her the opportunities to go to new places as well, such as Knoxville TN, Charleston SC, and Georgia.