Graduate Member Spotlight: Jodi Lonneman

Jodi Lonneman

Master of Engineering

Engineering Management

University of Louisville


Jodi has been an active member of SWE since 2009. She has held several positions, including President, Secretary, and Outreach Director at the University of Louisville. Her work has had direct impact on many young girls, and she held events with the Girl Scout troops to build wheelchairs for wounded or disabled dogs. Jodi was identified as a SWE future leader for her service to SWE, and was also awarded Outstanding Member of SWE. The Manufacturing Institute recently awarded Jodi as a 2018 STEP Ahead Emerging Leader.


Jodi’s Brief Explanation of her Work


While taking classes, I work full-time at Toyota Motor of North America. I work in the stamping department where I strategically plan and develop new vehicle models at multiple manufacturing plants across the continent. I have assisted in justifying the purchase of new stamping equipment, which resulted in a reduction of annual logistic costs. I have also demonstrated strong leadership skills by working with a team to develop and standardize the quality requirements for new technology utilized in the 2018 Camry.


With a Masters in Engineering Management degree, I hope to further my professional development as an engineer with Toyota. I continue to develop my critical thinking and decision-making skills, which will provide me the confidence to enhance in my career. My career goal is to be in a senior management position in the manufacturing industry. Ultimately, as a female engineer, my goal is to inspire and motivate the next generation of woman engineers to pursue careers and thrive in STEM fields.


What are some of your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?


I love to travel! One of my goals is to visit all of the National Parks in the U.S. In my free time I enjoy doing yoga and cooking new recipes.


Fun Fact about Jodi: I have been playing the cello since I was 9 years old! I am SCUBA certified too!


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