Kara Cox

Kara Cox

Production Team Lead, Chevron
Odessa, TX

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  • What I Do
    I am currently working at Chevron in the Global Power Generation Group. I help design and develop new combined heat and power plants around the world.
  • Why Engineering?
    I always loved figuring things out when I was younger and math and science were very easy for me. It just seems like that's the way my mind works. Engineering was a natural decision for me since those were the classes I was most interested in taking.
  • School Days
    Rice University Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering
  • Best Part
    I like working with colleagues to solve a problem and design a solution. I enjoy learning about new things all the time.
  • Proud Moments
    Graduating from college. Although I fell into my major quite naturally it was a lot of really hard work. There were times I wasn't sure I'd make it.
  • My Family
    My parents have retired and live on a farm in Texas. My oldest and only sister lives in Washington D.C. She graduated from Duke University with degrees in History and Political Science. She is finishing her law degree at Georgetown and works at a public affairs firm managing public policy and corporate communications.
  • Want to be an Engineer?
    Engineering is a field that is continuously growing and changing. You definitely won't get bored being an engineer!
  • Additional Thoughts
    You definitely won't get bored being an engineer!
Biography
I graduated from Rice University in 2000 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. I spent the first 7 years of my career working on propulsion system design and testing in the military defense industry. This included jobs at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and Bell Helicopter. Although it was very exciting work I wanted to shift my career focus to engineering management in the energy industry. I began working with Chevron as a project engineer in 2007, became a project manager in 2011 and then a project manager in 2013 overseeing the development of a wind farm project in Kazakhstan. In 2015, I returned to the United States and I am currently working as a production team lead at an oil field in Texas. My engineering degree has taken me all over the world and prepared me for all types of new challenges!
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Education
Rice University - BS Mechanical Engineering
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.
  • 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.