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Women in STEAM – Kim Koch, PE

Photography by LORI SPARKMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Insight Engineering | Founding Principal

DAY AT WORK

Every day is unique. I can go from design sessions with architects to surveying mechanical rooms to presenting to building owners in a single day. It’s a challenge to find shoes suitable for both the boardroom and the boiler room, but it keeps things interesting.  

BEGINNING INTERESTS

In college I took a class that introduced me to the role engineers play in the construction industry. I was drawn to the real-world application of the coursework and the direct impact on communities. 

CAREER EVOLUTION

I began my career in manufacturing engineering due to a higher initial pay offer. However, I soon realized that consulting offered a higher earning potential over my career and a better quality of life.

LOVE THE WORK 

I love the opportunity to have a positive impact on the community where I live, work, and play through designing and renovating buildings. It is exciting to be a part of upcoming projects in our community.

 SURPRISING BUT TRUE

Many would be surprised at how many different careers are STEAM careers. A degree in engineering opens the door to thousands of different career paths. 

ADVICE

Find a mentor. You need someone to give it to you straight and help push you through the times of doubt. 

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