Kristin Malosh
Kristin Malosh
Health, Safety and Environmental Manager, North Star BlueScope Steel
Delta, OH

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  • What I Do

    I am currently working for a Steel company as the Health, Safety and Environmental Manager in the Toledo, OH area. 

  • Why Engineering?

    I originally went into engineering "no-preference" during my freshman year at Michigan State University because I loved Math and Science. During my freshmen year, I learned just how difficult Math and Science can be in college! Even though my classes were tough, I stayed in Engineering because of the variety of career paths. I learned that engineers can work as lawyers, managers, consultants, or whatever they choose!

  • School Days

    I attended Michigan State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biosystems Engineering with a cognate in Environmental Engineering. I earned my Professional Engineer (PE) license in 2004.

  • Best Part

    I like to solve problems- that's what engineers do everyday. My job as an environmental engineer requires me to solve all kinds of problems like- what kind of pollution control equipment should we use? can we discharge this wastewater? what permits are needed for this company?

  • My Family

    My husband and I were married in 2001 on Michigan State's Campus. Geoff works in Information Technology and is an amateur photographer. We love to travel together and spend time outside with our dog, Sibley. I have traveled to New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, and even Iceland!

  • Want to be an Engineer?

    Find a mentor- someone who is a female engineer- they have gone through similar challenges and can offer a lot of great advice. I have a mentor now, even though I have been an engineer for several years. A mentor can offer advice to help you make smart decisions about your engineering education or career.

  • Hobbies

    Outside of work, I am a volleyball player. I play in several adult leagues in the Pittsburgh area. I enjoy playing (and winning) as part of a team.

Ever wonder what you can do with an environmental engineering degree? Me too! There are so many options- I know environmental engineers who own their own business, work for an airline, and even some who have become lawyers! I am a Health, Safety and Environmental Manager for a steel company. I have an amazing job, work with amazing people and make a difference each and every day. Engineering opens more doors than you can imagine.
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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 be interviewed by interested students via email.
  • I am willing to answer written interview questions to be posted on the EngineerGirl website.
  • I am willing to submit a one page description of “A Day in my Life” and answer questions from website visitors about the article for one month.
Latest Questions
  • Ayanna Patterson

    Added Monday, March 4, 2019 at 10:11 PM

    I want to be an astronaut and many more things. How would I apply engineering to my life if I wanted to be a president or marine biologist?

    Answers 1
    Kristin Malosh, North Star BlueScope Steel
    Answered 1 day AGO
    Hi Ayanna. Of course it is OK to just learn engineering skills for fun! Engineering is all about problem solving- and it doesn't matter what career path you take, solving problems will always be a part of your career and your life. Engineering skills- ...
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  • Tanvir

    Added Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 4:02 AM

    Calculus is the main problem. How i can take steps to overcome that problem?
    Answers 1
    Kristin Malosh, North Star BlueScope Steel
    Answered Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 7:24 PM
    Hi Tanvir. Calculus is definitely a TOUGH course. Even so, it is required for an engineering degree. Some engineering fields use the basics of calculus more than others. Depending on what specific job type you want within mechanical engineering you may ...
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  • Beatrice Cunningham

    Added Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:55 PM

    Answers 1
    Kristin Malosh, North Star BlueScope Steel
    Answered Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 7:16 PM
    Hi Beatrice- what a GREAT question. I bet you are practicing engineering every day, and just don't realize it! The best way to "practice" engineering is to solve problems. Find what interests you and challenge yourself to learn as much as you can about ...
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