Krista Murphy
Ms. Krista W Murphy
Principal, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

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Close Up
  • What I Do
    I design power distribution systems for large science & technology buildings, University campuses and healthcare facilities.
  • Why Engineering?
    I was looking for the right combination of "left brain" and "right brain" technical and artistic opportunity.
  • School Days
    University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. B.S. Architectural Engineering
  • My Day At Work
    Design charrettes with architects, client meetings, job site walks, team coordination meetings and time at my desk to perform calculations, write reports and review drawings.
  • Best Part
    No two days are ever the same. No two projects are ever the same. No two clients or coworkers are ever the same. There is always a challenge around the corner.
  • Proud Moments
    Passing my professional engineering (P.E.) exam and deciding to shift my career to focus solely on building projects that support research and education that ultimately improves people's lives.
  • Challenges
    I have learned that being the only woman in a meeting simply does not matter at all. My voice matters just as much as anyone else's.
  • My Family
    My husband, two daughters and our yellow lab love to spend time outdoors camping, snowboarding and playing soccer.
  • Dreams and Goals
    Short term: Hire more awesome engineers. Long term: Find smart clients who want to collaborate on solutions.
  • Inspiration
    My dad believed that I could do anything.
  • Want to be an Engineer?
    Know your strengths and do not try to do anything someone else's way. Stay persistent, true to yourself and open minded.
  • Additional Thoughts
    I have learned that being the only woman in a meeting simply does not matter at all. My voice matters just as much as anyone else's.
  • Hobbies
    I love to dance and have a long background of ballet, hip hop and tap experiences. I have transitioned to yoga and pilates these days.
Krista is a licensed electrical engineer and Principal at Affiliated Engineers in their San Francisco office. Her work as a consulting engineer includes work for Stanford University, the University of California system, the Veteran's Administration and many large pharma/biotech organizations in the Bay Area. She has two daughters interested in math, spatial relationships and how all sorts of things really work.
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B.S. Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas
Volunteer Opportunities
  • 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 serve as science fair judge or other temporary volunteer at a local school.
  • I am willing to host a field trip to my place of employment.
  • I am willing to be contacted about potential job shadowing by interested students.
  • I am willing to be interviewed by interested students via email.
Latest Questions
  • Yatziri

    Added Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 10:24 AM

    What are your reasons as to why you chose this career in general?
    Answers 1
    Krista Murphy, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
    Answered Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7:44 PM
    I was searching for an opportunity to combine technical skills and interaction with a variety of people. Engineering consulting offers an opportunity for both design and project management.  I enjoy spending time with project teams, walking construction ...
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  • Tia, California asked Krista Murphy, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

    Added Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Dear Ms Murphy, I am a female Electrical Engineer with a post graduate degree in Power Engineering from The University of Sydney. I recently got married and relocated to the Bay Area to be with my husband. But now I am unemployed, as my visa doesn't allow me to work in the US. I am considering pursuing my second masters in control systems to get work rights upon graduation, so that I keep my skill sets updated and can start working upon graduation. My husband is also expecting to get his green ...
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