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Katelyn Jones CSE 40 Under 40 Winner

Jun 11, 2024

Consulting-Specifying Engineer recognizes and celebrates the most talented young engineering and building professionals in their annual 40 Under 40 program displaying innovation, leadership, mentorship, sustainability, and community involvement. These individuals, despite their diverse backgrounds, share common values and have made significant contributions to their fields and society. A passion for learning, a yearning for growth, and a knack for collaboration amplify and complement their professional accomplishments.

Amongst this elite group is Kate Jones, PE, 31, Senior Mechanical Engineer.

From learning the basics of engineering and Revit modeling as a college intern, to being a newly licensed senior mechanical engineer today, Jones enjoys learning and challenging herself. Jones enjoys working in an industry where energy efficiency is at the forefront and where sustainability choices are visible and impactful on building- and community-level scales. She has experienced the benefits of both being mentored by more experienced engineers and providing mentorship to younger engineers. She sees particular value in encouraging and building the next generation of engineers — especially women interested in engineering fields. Jones is an active member of ASHRAE and Society of Women Engineers and has served as a Whitworth University Engineering Advisory Board member since 2018.

Outside of work, she volunteers in her community, providing respite foster care for local families, donating platelets at the Red Cross, and serving meals to the unhoused. And if that was not enough, for the last four summers she has organized and led a backpacking trip for female friends to help them learn backpacking and wilderness skills.

Candidates for the 40 under 40 were nominated by a colleague or mentor and judged by industry experts based on nine areas including their commitment to academics, their profession, personal lives and in their community.

Read more about the awards and the individuals on the CSE Magazine website.

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