MDOT Engineers Colby Kimmel & Jessica Dilley

The Extra Mile

11-05-2023 • 30 mins

Colby Kimmel, Assistant Chief Engineer - Pre-construction, and Jessica Dilley, Assistant State Planning Engineer, joined The Extra Mile Podcast to talk women in engineering, why they got in to the field, the benefits of working at MDOT and more.


  • Show intro, introducing MDOT Engineers Colby Kimmel and Jessica Dilley - 00:38
  • Beginnings at MDOT - 03:07
  • Regarding the Women in Transportation Seminar Mississippi group - 04:26
  • WTS Social Media - 10:00
  • Why Colby Kimmel decided to become an engineer - 10:10
  • Contact details for WTS and STEM video resources - 11:36
  • What drew Jessica Dilley to engineering - 14:17
  • Why girls should study engineering - 16:16
  • Importance of diversity in teams at MDOT - 20:20
  • Reasons why MDOT is a great place to work - 23:02
  • Favorite place(s) to eat - 27:22
  • Show outro - 30:22

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