June 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM EDT  |  Culture  |  Facilities Support Services

IWED Spotlight: Tea Music, PE

We're celebrating International Women in Engineering Day by highlighting a few of our skilled engineers. #IWED18 #RaisingtheBar

IWED-Spotlight-tea-musicRole: Construction Executive for Overseas Building Operations, State Department

I am the U.S. counterpart to the on site project manager. I ensure that construction on embassies is coordinated through OBO. 

What's your favorite part of the job? 

Seeing real progress on the construction site and knowing my efforts had a direct impact on the project. I can see the results of my work in a relatively short time (few months to a few years). 

Why did you choose a career in engineering?

I was surrounded by construction growing up. My father built homes and was an Jack of all trades and engineer without the degree. I was always curious about what I saw and enjoyed taking things apart to see how it was made and put it back together. 

Any advice for young girls considering an engineering career?

Don't think that you need to love math and science and be great at both or need to like something specific. Engineering is ALL around us and you can work almost anywhere and do almost anything with an engineering degree, your options are endless. It can even take you on the other side of the world to experience new cultures! 

About the Author

Krissy Goff, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Krissy Goff, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Krissy is the Operations Director for Markon. She oversees the corporate functional areas of contracts, finance, HR, IT, marketing, and recruiting. Krissy brings substantial experience in ensuring overall compliance for our organization. She has designed and implemented training programs tailored for corporate managers, has been actively involved in the implementation and upgrade of enterprise-wide systems, served on merger and acquisition teams, and created onboarding and employee development programs. Krissy joined Markon in 2015 after spending nearly ten years as a Senior HR Manager with Alion Science and Technology. Prior to joining Alion, Krissy was an HR and Training Manager for Wal-Mart Logistics. Krissy started her career in the U.S. Army where she achieved the rank of Captain. Krissy has a Bachelors Degree in Political Science with a minor in Military Studies from North Carolina State University and a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from Marymount University. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and a Society of Human Resources – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification. "I love working for an organization that keeps its focus on the employees. Our culture can’t be beat and I’m proud to be part of the Markon team."