Alabama NewsCenter: What is your job title and work location?
Brooke Clark: Distribution Engineer – Dadeville.
ANC: How long have you worked for the company?
Clark: I started my first co-op position in January 2015 but started as a full-time employee in June 2018.
ANC: Where did you go to school?
Clark: Auburn University.
ANC: What made you want to pursue a career in engineering?
Clark: My high school calculus teacher always told me she thought I would do well in this field, but I never gave it a thought until freshman year of college when I decided I no longer wanted to go into the medical field, so I decided, “why not give it a shot?” and then found that I enjoyed studying it.
ANC: Can you provide a brief description of your work?
Clark: As an EIT I’m in and out of the office often to attend various classes, so I help cover a territory with another engineer in the office. We are responsible for new business jobs and maintenance jobs in our territory.
ANC: What do you find most rewarding about your career?
Clark: I find storm restoration one of the most rewarding aspects. The ability to give people, who may have lost everything, hope again.
ANC: What makes you most optimistic or excited about the role engineers are playing in the innovation economy?
Clark: It’s always exciting when a new discovery is made to allow people to work smarter, not harder. Especially when this discovery is made by “one of your own.”
ANC: What do most non-engineers not understand about engineering and/or engineers?
Clark: We are not all geeky introverts who are terrible at English. Many of us are smart extroverts who are still terrible at English.
ANC: How many pocket protectors do you own?
Clark: One for every collared button shirt that I own … zero!