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Alison Linares Mendoza

University of Pittsburgh

Alison Linares Mendoza is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh as a student in the Frederick Honors College and the Swanson School of Engineering. She is majoring in Industrial Engineering and minoring in Economics and outside of the classroom enjoys serving as a leader in different capacities. Most recently she served on the Student Government as an elected board member, she has also been the Advocacy Chair in the Society of Women Engineers at Pitt and serves as an Honors College Ambassador. Alison also spends time doing research with the Industrial Engineering department where she has been working with Dr. Clark in the data management for the engineering school’s ABET accreditation. Alison was introduced to the aerospace industry by interning at Boeing in the Vertical Lift sector of BDS where she worked in both the V22 and Chinook programs. This work experience and mentorship allowed her to develop a great interest in pursuing a career in aeronautical engineering. This summer she is excited to pursue an internship with Daher which will provide her an international perspective to the aerospace industry as she works in France. Alison seeks to use these experiences and knowledge to contribute to growing accessibility for aeronautical engineering and vertical lift as a career especially for women and latinos.

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