Name: Kelly Morrelli, PE CFM
Company: CP&Y, Inc. / Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS)
Title: Professional Engineer / STEM Committee Chair
Girls In STEM 2012 Downtown Designer workshop. The girls got to construct a city made out of all different types of candy.
Girlstart: Was there a person in your life that encouraged you in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)? If so, please tell us a little bit about how she/he encouraged you:
Kelly: After being accepted to attend The University of Texas in Austin, and claimed a major as “undeclared”. A good friend of mine was majoring in Electrical Engineering and encouraged me attend a Society in Women Engineering meeting. After talking with multiple women majoring in different disciplines of engineering, I decided a career in engineering may be great fit for me. Ever since I was young, I loved putting models together, playing with Legos, creating and building, and a career in civil engineering now allows me to be creative and I get to see my design, i.e. roadways, culverts, bridges being built to help people in the “real world”.