10 Questions with Kelsey Gill

What do you do for your job?
As an intern with MBK’s Water Rights Group, I contribute to team efforts made to assist clients in obtaining, maintaining, and using their water rights. I also spend a lot of my time conducting field visits around the Sacramento Valley to monitor groundwater levels.

How did you get into engineering?
I’ve always loved science and math, so I knew from an early age that I wanted to become an engineer. I specifically chose civil engineering because it was the most closely associated with the physical world and the outdoors. I wanted a job that would take me outside of the office from time to time.

What is the best part of your job?
The people I work with!

What hobby would you get into if time and money were not an issue?
Cooking. Rock climbing. Tennis. Equestrian. Surfing … I can go on!

What’s the best way to start the day?
The best way to start the day is with music. Growing up, I would wake up to the smell of bacon and the sound of some 70s/80s rock band that my dad had playing on his speakers. Now I can’t get out of bed without first putting on some music.

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
The benefit of cold exposure to the human body. But I would probably just be reciting what I learned from What Doesn’t Kill Us, by Scott Carney.

What’s worth spending more on to get the best?
Quality athletic clothing. Specifically, Lululemon.

What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years?
Moving out of California. I’ve lived in the Sacramento area my whole life and I can’t wait to explore other parts of the country.

What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you?
I was born with a twin sister. I couldn’t imagine life without her!

Where would you spend all your time if you could?
Shasta Lake. Specifically, on a houseboat.