Tempe, AZ USA
Tempe, AZ USA
I design fixtures and processes to build products and ensure they are built appropriately.
If a student were to shadow me for a day, they would see that I multi-task. I will design and build fixtures for new product integration, assist technicians on the manufacturing floor if a process has issues, and develop standards for product data management.
I feel like school has prepared me well and here are the following experiences needed for work: software specific programs, communicating with non-engineers, multi-tasking, documenting and organizing your work, learning to work in team environment and taking the lead when needed.
Here's the first step for high school students
Do not be shy nor intimidated by what you want to study; believe in yourself and surround yourself with other like-minded individuals.
I didn't have enough money to afford to go to college. Luckily, I received a full ride scholarship from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enabled me to attend.
I was the first person in my family to go to college and, even though they couldn't really help me, my parents and friends were very supportive.
I stand out in my field (not always in a good way) because I am a woman and a minority. I joined Society of Women Engineers and the American Indian Science & Engineering Society to build supportive networks.