Michele, technical fellow, Advanced ADAS Systems, Agoura Hills, California, USA
Michele had a passion for math and science that started at a young age, and was inspired to pursue a career in engineering after taking a high school chemistry class.
“Mrs. Kinsella, my high school chemistry teacher, nurtured my love of science and chemistry, and taught me that I could excel at anything I put my mind to,” said Michele.
After high school, Michele pursued a degree in Computer Science, and spent eight years working on aircraft missile systems before joining Delphi 23 years ago.
“Delphi has provided me the opportunity to work on cutting edge safety technologies,” said Michele. “Juggling being a mother, while having a very challenging and demanding career has been a hard at times, but Delphi has provided me with a flexible work environment that enabled me to adjust my schedule and work location to also meet family demands.”
And her advice for women entering the engineering field?
“Seek out companies that provide flexible environments for working parents, foster open and collaborative work environments, and have a track record of promoting women from within,” said Michele. “Take your time and try to find an environment that will be supportive, and provide opportunities for technical growth and development.”