Alexis McKittrick, Ph.D., a SWE life and 20+ year member, has been a volunteer leader in SWE for more than 15 years, holding SWE leadership roles that span all facets of the Society. Prior to becoming president-elect, Dr. McKittrick spent two terms on SWE’s board of directors, including serving as secretary and leading the senate as speaker. Highlights from her other SWE leadership roles include: chairing two committees; serving on two governance task forces; and leading the Mid-Atlantic Region as governor.
She is currently a program manager in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office. (She serves on the SWE board of directors in her personal capacity.) Prior to joining the DOE, Dr. McKittrick was a senior researcher at the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., where she conducted nonpartisan research and analysis for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and various federal agencies. She also worked in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Change Division, focusing on greenhouse gas analysis and policy for the oil and gas, chemicals, and semiconductor sectors.
Dr. McKittrick holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she was a Meyerhoff Scholar. In 2014, she was presented with the D.C. Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies’ Young Engineer of the Year Award and, in 2019, she was a recipient of SWE’s Emerging Leader Award.