Ana Luisa Mendoza is the Engineering Program Manager at Northrop Grumman and is a recipient of the Emerging Leader Award from the Society of Women Engineers. Here’s more from The Daily Record:
Since graduating from the University of Maryland College Park in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Mendoza has worked at Northrup Grumman, rising through the corporation to become deputy program manager/engineering program manager. “I love knowing that the products I design, build and test support such a great mission such as keeping our nation and military safe,” she said. “Leading a team of engineers to work toward a common goal and providing a product that meets customer requirements and needs is very valuable to me and the programs I support.”
Proud of her Dominican Republic roots, she helped to found the Caobas Foundation, an organization dedicated to creating a platform of educational resources and opportunities for disadvantaged Hispanic youth in the Washington area and her birth country. “I am hoping that I can make an impact on the next generation, providing added value into their education and sharing with them that if you work smart, persevere and are dedicated, you can have a very successful career,” she said.
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