'Cat' works at Solar Turbines, a wholly owned subsidiary of CAT. She started full time with CAT in a three year leadership rotational program then transferred to Solar Turbines, where she supervised turbomachinery production teams in three different manufacturing environments on three different shifts. Subsequently, she returned to engineering as a turbomachinery package manufacturing engineer where she supported project deliverables and interfaced with production. She is currently a 6sigma Black Belt, the Business Process Lead responsible for part classification and attributing, and a Windchill system administrator. She leads an enterprise taxonomy governance team, sets part meta-data strategy, and supports the enterprise in benefiting from Taxonomy best practices. Cat has been recognized as a 30 Under 30 award winner by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and was inducted into the UT Mechanical Engineering Department’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni. She has been recognized with Key Contributor Awards by both Caterpillar and Solar Turbines. Cat graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (UT).