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Melody Thomas

Melody Thomas is a Dual Degree Engineering Program graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Clark Atlanta University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis.

While attending IUPUI as a full-time student, she had the opportunity to intern at Jacobs Engineering Group, a global provider of technical, professional, and scientific services, including engineering, architecture, construction, operations and maintenance.

As a mechanical intern in Jacobs’ pharmaceutical and biotechnology market, some of Thomas’ duties included supporting senior engineers in the design of HVAC systems via AutoCAD, assisting with site takeoffs of existing building conditions, and maintaining client contacts, milestone schedules, and co-leading weekly client project meetings. Soon after, Thomas joined Jacobs as a part-time cost analyst, gaining some unique experience for someone who had pursued an engineering education.

Upon graduation, she continued at Jacobs as a full-time employee, but could not shake her desire to be farther south. Having finally found her passion, Thomas recently relocated to Atlanta, where she is now a roadway designer for ARCADIS, the leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets.

Outside of her career, Thomas enjoys spending time with family, friends and her new puppy. Now that she has returned to Atlanta, she is looking forward to becoming active in the community as a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Elizabeth Baptist Church, and enjoying the wonderful weather in “Hotlanta.”

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