My name is Katie Mahon, I’m a Mechanical Engineer from Co. Wexford, Ireland with a passion for the outdoors. I am motivated by environmental & social issues and love to get involved with organisations & projects doing their part to address issues of global inequality and ANYTHING relating to climate change – whether it’s policy change, gentle activism, business practices, or the individual impact of our own day-to-day lives.
My day job is Program Manager at Engineers Without Borders Ireland, where I work on:
- Building a network of engineers in Ireland who can learn more and contribute to global development projects
- Linking Irish engineering companies with partner organisations overseas to improve communities in small ways
- Giving science & engineering college students the chance to learn more about global development issues through our competition titled “Where There Is No Engineer“
- Raise awareness of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) with the next generation through events with primary & post-primary level students.
Previous jobs have included Pressure Vessel Design Team Lead with BCD Engineering, Clean Cookstove Design with Burn Manufacturing, and off-grid hydro and solar hybrid system installation with Smart Hydro Power.
As a Jack of all trades, some of my other hats include:
Volunteer Project Co-ordinator with Refill Ireland
Member of Board of Directors at EIL Intercultural Learning
ZW Ambassador & Volunteer with Zero Waste Festival Ireland
And previously Zero Waste Wexford (2017)
Member of Board of Directors at The Urban Co-op, Limerick
(Nov 2017 – Nov 2018)
Member of Ireland Says Welcome, Comhlamh Working Group
I love hill-walking, running, cycling, cooking, crafts, sewing, COFFEE, swimming in the sea, rewatching Planet Earth, yoga, and spending far too much time volunteering for causes I am passionate about. I have recently started collecting books that I will read in my hypothetical spare time. And the odd time if I have the house to myself I take out my saxophone to play for a bit (badly….)
Living in Dublin city I am lucky to have the option to cycle everywhere. Cheap, efficient and environmentally friendly.
My next exciting adventure involves being a part of a 1 year programme called Homeward Bound. Learn more on the next page….