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Laura Angell


My road in life has been direct.
I was born in Ohio and moved to San Diego, California, when I was eleven years old.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in general engineering, which gave me a breadth of knowledge in all of the engineering disciplines rather than just focusing on one.
After graduating, I got a job with a small company doing innovative government research—one of my projects was working on GPS-denied navigation for Navy ships.
I got to wear many different hats while working for a small company, which really broadened my skill set and knowledge base.
After 10 years, I joined ASML as a senior engineering program manager.
I took the opportunity to become a group manager after four years with the company because I really like people, teams, meetings, and presentations.
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High School
General Engineering
Harvey Mudd College


Group Lead for Quality and Continuous Improvement

I help our teams make the best designs possible for a semiconductor manufacturing company.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Working with Others

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

One of the best things you can do to set yourself up for success is to find a mentor. And you'll find that most people actually do want to be a mentor—it's not as big as an imposition as people think it is. Tech can be a difficult field, so having a mentor in this space who can relate to you on that level is incredibly helpful.


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"Is my skill set up to par? How am I as an engineer? Is this really what I should be doing?"

Challenges I Overcame

Imposter Syndrome

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