21: Micro Grid Power Engineer, PHD in Electrical Engineering – Kaitlyn Bunker

Kaitlyn Bunker earned a PHD in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech University and currently works at the Rocky Mountain Institute in Boulder Colorado. She is an active member in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

She focuses her work in Power and Energy specifically in the micro grid and renewable resources area doing a lot of work with the Caribbean Islands and is really fired up about transforming the power grid.

While studying to take her exam for her advanced degree, she realized that while it is important to prepare and worry a bit about it, you should not place undue stress on yourself or panic.

A recommendation for students heading off to college is to get involved with student organizations, it is a great way to practice leadership skills in a safe environment and then you can leverage those skills in your career.

A phone app recommended by Kaitlyn is Asana and a book recommendation is Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.

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