We asked our community of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and supporters to share their stories. Thank you to Maricris Palentinos, BS in Electrical Engineering 2014, for this submission:
I am now an Electro-optical payload engineer at Lockheed Martin space systems company. UCSB has been an essential part of my career development as it challenged me to thrive during those difficult times in class, offered outstanding technical knowledge and research, and had the friendliest people to work with. I have been able to transfer all this to my day to day work activities and fully engage myself to mission success initiatives here at my company. UCSB gave me the best undergrad experience and has sent me to a successful career path as I begin my company's elite Engineering Leadership Development Program. #Gauchos4life
Thank you, Maricris!