Alabama NewsCenter: What is your job title and work location?
Jodi Franklin: I am a Distribution engineer III in the Anniston Office.
ANC: How long have you worked for the company?
Franklin: I began co-oping for the company in January 2016. I hired on full time in December of 2017.
ANC: Where did you go to school?
Franklin: The University of Alabama.
ANC: What made you want to pursue a career in engineering?
Franklin: I chose a career in engineering because I love problem-solving and a challenge.
ANC: Can you provide a brief description of your work?
Franklin: I provide service to residential, commercial and industrial customers while working to maintain a reliable system.
ANC: What do you find most rewarding about your career?
Franklin: The most rewarding part about being an engineer at Alabama Power is when I am assisting in storm restoration. In most situations, we are not only restoring power, but we are restoring people’s hope after going through a devastating event.
ANC: What makes you most optimistic or excited about the role engineers are playing in the innovation economy?
Franklin: I am most excited about how we are able to integrate new technology into our system to provide more reliable service and help meet our customer expectations.
ANC: What do most non-engineers not understand about engineering and/or engineers?
Franklin: Engineers typically get stereotyped into one specific category. Most non-engineers do not realize how diverse in personality engineers actually are.
ANC: How many pocket protectors do you own?
Franklin: Zero – I do not think I have ever owned a pocket protector.