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Laura Marmolejo


My road in life has been direct.
I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering followed by a master’s degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso.
After graduating, I moved to Austin, Texas, because there were more job opportunities.
I proceeded to build my career as an engineer, working as both a process engineer and a quality engineer.
After about 12 years as an engineer, I transitioned into education and joined Austin Community College as an electronics professor.
I spent 24 years as an electronics professor and then became the department chair for manufacturing technology.
After three years as the manufacturing technology department chair, I moved up to my current role as associate dean of advanced manufacturing programs.
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Associate Dean of Advanced Manufacturing Programs

I help lead the advanced manufacturing educational programs at a community college.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You need to go to a university straight out of high school in order to be successful."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student

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