EMILY BOSS

2023’s 30 Under 30 EC&M Electrical All Stars: Emily Boss

July 12, 2023
Meet this year's group of up-and-coming innovative electrical professionals

Emily Boss

Job Title: Electrical Engineer

Company: P2S

Location: Seattle

Age: 28; Years on the Job: 5

Interests: Reading, aerial silks, golfing, spending time with loved ones, and volunteering on committees for the Washington State Society for Healthcare Engineering and The Pro Shop

From a young age, Emily Boss loved math and knew she wanted to have a career in STEM. Unlike many of her colleagues, however, she didn’t grow up tinkering in the shop.

“I took an interest in computers in high school,” she says. “In college, I discovered my interests and strengths aligned more with electrical engineering than computer science.”

Following her second year of college, she transferred from Rochester Institute of Technology to Seattle University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

After she was accepted into the electrical engineering program, she learned that it ran in her family. Her grandfather was an electrical engineer, her father was an electronics technician in the nuclear power program for the U.S. Navy, and her brother is a high-voltage electrician for NAVFAC NW.

While in school, Boss interned at Tacoma Power and worked at the MEP consulting firm, Säzän Group. She transferred to her current job about a year ago. At P2S, she just completed an internal project management training series and is a mentee in her company’s year-long Advanced Mentor Program. She has also participated in electrical huddles and lunch-and-learns and attended conferences and meetings to learn as much as possible.

“I've been afforded a great deal of opportunity and support,” says Boss, a licensed professional engineer in the state of Washington. “Plus, I try to never turn down a chance to learn, no matter how big or small.”

As an electrical engineer, she prepares drawings and load calculations, conducts power systems studies, and attends site visits, client meetings, and conferences. In five to 10 years, she hopes to be in a management position and continue developing as an engineer, project manager, and consultant.

“I intend to continue pushing myself outside of my comfort zone and remain open to trying and learning new things,” she says.

About the Author

Amy Fischbach | Amy Fischbach, EUO Contributing Editor

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