Katie Reichert, E.I.T.

Project Engineer at CSA

katie@nullcivilsolutions.net | 859.801.7276

 

Katie Reichert is a reliable and hardworking Project Engineer for CSA. Born in Oscoda, Michigan, Katie grew up with three brothers. Her parents met while deployed for the United States Navy and raised their four children with much of the same values, including courage and commitment. Katie attributes much of her work ethic and interest in engineering to this foundation. Her family moved to Northern Kentucky in 2001, where Katie attended Boone County High School.

Katie attended the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. During undergrad, she competed in the ASCE Steel Bridge Competition as a project manager. Katie also participated in the International Service Learning Program, traveling to the Philippines to teach students about elementary engineering concepts. Shortly after receiving her Bachelor’s degree, Katie returned to U of L to obtain her Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering in 2017. For a capstone project, Katie worked as a student ambassador with the Global Renewable Energy Education (GREEN) Program. Katie collaborated with other ambassadors to create a waste-management project focused on eliminating the pollution of the Huatanay River in Cusco, Peru. In addition, the group educated elementary students in Cusco about sustainability by building their school a greenhouse.

Throughout her undergraduate career, Katie participated in several internship programs. She was a project intern at Messer Construction Company and worked on the University of Kentucky’s $45 Million Housing Project. The following summer, Katie became a student research assistant at the University of Southern California. She collaborated with an engineering professor on his ‘Computation of Truss Analyses’ project throughout the semester.

Katie first joined CSA as a summer co-op in 2016. After completing her Master degree, she started full-time as a project engineer. Katie has taken on a number of responsibilities within our engineering team, including writing geotechnical reports, collaborating with senior engineers on expert witness reports, and designing segmental retaining walls. In 2017, Katie passed the Principals and Practice of Engineering Exam with a specialization in Geotechnical Engineering. She is now working towards meeting the work experience requirements to become a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Kentucky.

When not at work, Katie enjoys running, cooking, baking and traveling. Her homemade cheesecakes have become a favorite around the office. Katie has completed four marathons, including most recently the Boston Marathon in April, 2018. She loves to surround herself with family, friends, and positive attitudes who encourage her to enjoy life one mile at a time.