Ashley Kelly

Job title and company

Supervisor Operations Planning, APS

Degree

Electrical Engineering

What do you do?

I work for Arizona Public Service the largest electric utility in Arizona. We provide safe and reliable electric power to over 2 million customers across the state. In my current role I work to coordinate upgrades and maintenance on the power lines and equipment that bring electric to our customers while ensuring that our work does not impact our customers. Ensuring they have electricity when they need it.

What is your favorite part about your job?

I love working for a company that has such a large impact on my community. Electricity touches almost all aspect of our lives from powering our cell phones to ensuring schools and hospitals have the power they need and being a part of team the works 24 hours a day to enable people live their lives is extremely rewarding.

What inspired you to enter into your field?

I have always enjoyed solving problems from simple puzzles to understanding a complex issues. By entering a STEAM field I get to spend my days solving problems which is not only rewarding but allows me to continue to learn and push my boundaries.