Evelyn grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated from Milwaukee Trade (Bradley) Technical High School (with a chemistry focus). Because of her love of Math/Science, Evelyn participated in Inroads, Inc., a Nationally, recognized program designed to develop minority youth of our community for careers in Math/Science. She continued her interest and earned degrees from Milwaukee School of Engineering- an A.A.S.- Computer Engineering Technology and B.S. - Electrical Engineering Technology.
While attending MSOE, Evelyn served as the Vice President of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)- This helped her to develop skills in Leadership and Communications. She is one of the youngest siblings from a family of 11 children.
She attributes much of her success to two parents who loved their family and were actively devoted to the health of their surrounding community!
And she is thankful for the many quiet warriors that helped her while attending MSOE. She received much encouragement from Dr. Ashby- MSOE Counselor and Dr. Palmer- Electrical Engineering Department Director and a host of other MSOE professors and a host of her many Family Members!
Evelyn interned at AC Delco- Oak Creek, Wisconsin and AT&T- Brookfield, Wisconsin while in High School and College to gain valuable on the job experience. She went on to work as a professional at AT&T for 11 years in the Engineering, Network Services, Sales Engineering areas and Project Engineered/Designed the installation of Digital Transport Equipment into AT&T Central Offices to support major corporate facilities for its highest market presence area - Downtown Milwaukee. She was then appointed Service Manager for the State of Wisconsin-AT&T and provided Technical and Market interface support for the addition and integration of new Digital Transport Equipment to serve New Telecom Providers. She also worked at Johnson Controls for several years as Service Specialist to support the installation of HVAC systems for Commercial Services.
Evelyn did take a break from the engineering field to support her children's educational and spiritual growth. In 2006 She re-entered the Corporate environment and worked in various Engineering and Electrical Supervision roles for We Energies then, Fossil Operations Business Unit- provider of Fossil Fuel- coal, (gas and steam driven combustion turbines). Consequently, Evelyn has recently served the We Energies organization as the National Electric Reliability Council (NERC) Engineer within the Technical Expertise Team and is currently working as Project Manager Engineer supporting the Power Generation Facilities. She has used her technical, project management and people skills to interact internally with Engineering, Regulatory Affairs, Wholesale Fuel and Energy and Electric Operations team members to support overall delivery of High Voltage services to support Commercial and Residential customers.
And she gives back to the greater Milwaukee community by supporting various corporate initiatives to support the skill growth of college students.
Personally Evelyn enjoys daily running, Zumba!, sewing and volunteer activities in greater Milwaukee. She is a studying Jehovah's Witness. And is a proud Mom of three very active young adults- Jessica Boyles - Graduate student of Speech Pathology - UWM, graduating May 20th of this year!; James Edward Boyles III- College Senior- Business Major-Century College in Minnesota; and Josalyn Boyles College Junior- Health Sciences Major at Marquette University.