Kim Masi

Kim Masi

Title
Mechanical Engineer
Organization
The Walt Disney Company
Location
Orlando, FL, United States
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Biography
My name is Kim Masi and I've been working for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for about 2 and a half years now. I started as an intern in Engineering Services Resorts, where I learned a lot about how maintenance works on large scale resort hotels. For the last 2 years I've been working as an Engineer for the Design & Engineering department, which supports all of the attractions, entertainment infastructures, parades, transportation, and just about anything you can imagine here at Walt Disney World. One of my biggest projects has been working on the opening of the brand new Festival Of Fantasy Parade, which features lots of new exciting floats and technological advances. I recently started a position within the Ride Engineering team, where I work on updating attractions such as the Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain Rail Road, and the Kilimanjaro Safari over at Animal Kingdom. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. While there I worked at two different medical device companies.
Education
Bachelor of Science, Northeastern University
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
  • I am willing to be interviewed by interested students via email.
Answers by Miss Kim Masi

Hi Chavi!

I would be the first to admit that I am not the best at math, either. But I do understand the fundamentals that I can build off of and that eventually helped me earn my degree.  I wouldnt focus too much on what your grades are, but instead focus on your development of concepts and learning.  If you have all the basics down, the rest will come easier. What is most important is the passion, and it sounds like you really like chemistry. 

Having great communication skills is really important for engineers, and a great asset to have. I suggest looking at the different jobs that the chemical engineer women have on this site to see what different career paths they have.  Chemical engineers can do anything from pharmaceuticals  to clean energy, fire protection and many more. 

As far as the exams it would depend on your country, the University and what field you want to get into.