In this episode, I talk with Jamiyah Castleberry, a product systems validation engineer at Cummins Inc., about overcoming adversity, her contributions to diversity and inclusion as well as her volunteer work. She also provides some great advice for organizations looking to create a more inclusive environment for underrepresented groups in engineering.
***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.***
Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Jamiyah:
- Can you share your experience during your pursuit of an engineering degree, elaborating on your journey from the initial stages of education to the completion of the program?
- What motivated you to become a product systems validation engineer at Cummins, and can you provide an overview of your responsibilities in this position?
- Can you give us a quick rundown of how REACH promotes inclusivity and engagement among recent employees and college hires at Cummins, specifically focusing on its role in enhancing diversity and inclusion efforts?
- What inspired you to start REACH, and how has it affected the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts, especially considering your receipt of the WOW Recognition Award for your involvement in its establishment?
- What advice would you give to organizations seeking to establish a more inclusive environment for underrepresented groups in the field of engineering?
- Why is your volunteer work important to you, and could you share more about your experiences in this regard?
- What are your plans for your YouTube channel “Because Science” with its STEM focus, and how do you aim to make technical topics more understandable and interesting for a wider audience?
- What are your future ambitions or goals in your engineering career, and how do you plan to further your initiatives in promoting diversity and inclusion in the field of STEM?
- What advice would you offer to someone beginning college or contemplating a career in engineering?