Engineering Mentors

Anne Lucietto	 – Engineering and Math Mentor : Non-Traditional Graduating PhD, Purdue University

Anne Lucietto – Engineering and Math Mentor

Non-Traditional Graduating PhD, Purdue University

  • I am a non-traditional graduating PhD student. My career in industry has spanned 26 years, my teaching career in engineering, math, and business 28 years. I returned to school full time three years ago and resigned from my full time industry position before starting in school. I am now finishing my PhD and am looking for a position in academia.
  • My career trajectory has spanned nearly three decades. The positions I had in industry were progressively more responsible, ending in an upper management position when I left the company. Switching careers at a late date, is a challenge and has it's own rewards.
  • I like to read, quilt, and do various crafts.
  • I've been a mentor for a long time and enjoy the interaction, particularly when I can help.
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Leticia Engardio – Engineering and Math Mentor : LTE Release Product Management Team Lead for Alcatel-Lucent

Leticia Engardio – Engineering and Math Mentor

LTE Release Product Management Team Lead for Alcatel-Lucent

  • I and my team set Product Management direction & management for planning and content of all LTE RAN releases. I get to understand the LTE market and customers.
  • I get to interact w/ many individuals and teams in and out of ALU and set direction and execution models for Product Management to drive consistency and repeatability.
  • My hobbies are: gardening, biking and Youth Ministry.
  • I would like young girls to see that mathematics and engineering is so much more than numbers and building things. It is a foundation for evolving the world as we live.
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Eshe Pickett – Technology and Engineering Mentor : Design Automation Engineer for Intel Corporation

Eshe Pickett – Technology and Engineering Mentor

Design Automation Engineer for Intel Corporation

  • Eshe Pickett is a Design Automation Engineer in the Intelligent Systems Group at the Intel Corporation in Chandler, AZ. She received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Northwestern University and her Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Chicago. In her role as DA, Eshe is responsible for identifying and implementing efficiency solutions for the design environment. She has leveraged her software background to architect automated solutions for generating project indicators, disk usage metrics, and reduced library build times by parallelizing and optimizing serial processes. Eshe’s work on library builds was accepted as an automation paper to Intel’s premier conference on design methodologies: The Design & Test Technology Conference, in 2012. Eshe is an Intel Ambassador and technology advocate.
  • There is never a dull moment in my work. Whether architecting new solutions, adapting existing technology, or managing the demands of multiple teams across the organization, I am busy from the time I arrive, until I leave!
  • I am politically active and like to stay engaged in my community. I enjoy running, cooking, singing, dancing and reading.
  • I enjoy mentoring young women because helping them connect with a passion or expose them to a new and interesting idea is what can spark the desire and determination to continue down a path to success.
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Jacquelyn Jurga – Engineering Mentor : Mission Assurance – PM for Raytheon

Jacquelyn Jurga – Engineering Mentor

Mission Assurance – PM for Raytheon

  • I am a Mechanical Engineer, managing a program and team that supports the customer field issues. We performs failure analysis work to enhance performance and process. Raytheon Co aspires to be the most admired defense and aerospace systems company through our world-class people and technology.Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning more than 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services.
  • I have worked for several companies. My job is interesting for many reasons. I have traveled all over the world. I learn and use cutting edge technologies and most improtant to me, is my work makes a difference in our world.
  • I love to paint, sculpt, bike, hike with my dog, spend time with family and friends. I love the seashore and bought and old (1800's) beach house on Cape Cod in Massachusetts which is turning into a restoration hobby. I am a Daughter of the Revolution and have recently joined a chapter.
  • When I started my career 30 years ago, there were few women engineers. It was tough at times, and with my years of expertise, I would like to offer my experience to help younger women.
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Jill Mesonas – Science and Engineering Mentor : Associate Director for Rutgers University-Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Jill Mesonas – Science and Engineering Mentor

Associate Director for Rutgers University-Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

  • I am a BioChemical Engineer, MBA, and am the Associate Director of the Rutgers University Department of Chemical and Chemical Biology.  Rutgers Chemistry attracts more federal funding for research and development than any other in the nation.
  • I get to see amazing research being performed to cure diseases, and get to be a part of making that happen.  It's a wonderful job!
  • I act in plays, recently performed Off-Broadway, enjoy traveling, theater, concerts, and nature.  Being a scientist or engineer doesn't mean that you have to be just one thing.
  • I want to help girls who went through what I did, had questions and didn't have anyone to ask.  I want to make their journey a bit easier.
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