Kate Fay
Kate Fay
Principle Member of Technical Staff, Verizon Wireless
Bridgewater, NJ

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Biography
I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. During my undergrad, I interned at Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, GA in the Quality Assurance Department. After graduation, I took a job in the Verizon Leadership Development Program. This was not a job that was in my mechanical engineering discipline but was still in the engineering field and allowed me to travel and do a different job each year for four years. In the program I have had rotations as a System Performance Engineer in Little Rock, AR, a Project Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ, an Implementation Engineer in Charlotte, NC and an Operations Supervisor outside Philadelphia, PA. After the program I took a role as a Small Cell Equipment Engineer in New Jersey. I am currently on the 5G Ecosystem Team managing various ecosystems where we are trying to find use cases for 5G. I also just completed my M.B.A from University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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Education
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Bachelors of Science Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Masters of Business Administration
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 a sponsor or coach for an engineering club or team.
  • I am willing to serve as science fair judge or other temporary volunteer at a local school.
Latest Questions
  • Monika

    Added Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 8:10 PM

    I'm an adult and have been wanting to go back to school to make a career change for a while. I already have a bachelor's degree in art, but of course that isn't very useful. I am kind of intrigued now by this career field, but there are so many options that I don't know where to begin. I figured I should pursue a second bachelor's, but are there lower level classes that I should try to start with in order to figure out what branch of engineering might be right for me? Thanks!
    Answers 1
    Kate Fay, Verizon Wireless
    Answered Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 12:37 PM
    Hi Monika,
    
    I would suggest looking into what colleges you are looking to attend. Some colleges have intro to engineering classes that give you an overview of each type of engineering. This would help you decide which one you are most interested in. If ...
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  • Sumeet, Delhi

    Added Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 2:41 AM

    Are mechanical engineering students having careers in medical devices industry? If yes, then which designation should be most adaptive?
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    Kate Fay, Verizon Wireless
    Answered Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 2:41 AM
    Mechanical engineering is a great degree if you are looking at a career in designing medical devices. It will give you a background on the design process, materials and how the devices work. You might also want to look into biomedical engineering ...
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  • Jessica, Chicago, IL

    Added Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 1:56 AM

    Hi Kim, I'm a sophomore at the University of Iowa. I'm majoring in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Math and Spanish. However, I'm not sure Electrical Engineering is for me. I'm in between Mechanical and Electrical. I would like your opinion on what major would seem right for me. I like building and designing things, I'm very artistic, I like to figure out how things work like things from how a dvd player works to how a roller coaster works, I hate computer coding I suck at it unless ...
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    Kate Fay, Verizon Wireless
    Answered Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 1:56 AM
    Hi Jess,
    
    Since you are a sophomore I would look into how difficult it would be to switch disciplines. It may put to a semester or so behind in graduation date if you switch now. However, if you do want to switch the sooner the better so you don't get ...
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