Keely Lusk Woods '08: Application Engineer, Border States Electric

Keely Lusk Woods ’08 decided to major in electrical engineering at the University of Tennessee for two reasons – she liked science and there was a scholarship available. “The scholarship was hard to turn down,” Keely says, “and as it turned out, I really loved engineering from the very first introductory class I took.”

Keely now works as an application engineer for Border States Electric, a Nashville distributor of electrical products ranging from light bulbs to power plant transformers, and she recognizes the value of Baylor’s new engineering design class for those students considering an engineering career. “The biggest thing I’ve found is that practical experience is the best thing to have going into the work force. In my first job, they used me as an electrician and that experience was very valuable to me as I went into more of a planning, design, and management role.”