Top young professional earns national industry recognition.
Engineered Systems has announced that Natalie MacDonald, EI, has been recognized on its list of 20 Women to Watch in HVAC. As a graduate engineer for Dewberry, MacDonald works on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning projects in the building systems group. She has designed building systems for new and renovated buildings, including K-12, higher education, laboratory, and government facilities. MacDonald is based in the firm’s Raleigh, North Carolina, office.
MacDonald was selected along with 19 other women out of a nomination pool of more than 150. Her selection was based on her commitment to energy efficiency, sustainability, and quality design standards, as well as her leadership roles in the workplace and professional organizations. During her time as a college student and into her professional career, MacDonald has been an active participant in many student and professional organizations, holding leadership positions and working to create a more sustainable and equal environment for women in the engineering field.
MacDonald earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University (2017). She is the treasurer for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Triangle chapter, and received the Young Engineers in ASHRAE’s Trailblazer award in 2019. Additionally, MacDonald earned the Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in K-12 Activities during the 2017-2018 term, when she served as the chair of the student activities committee for ASHRAE’s Triangle chapter. In addition to her involvement in ASHRAE, MacDonald is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers.