Senior Structural Engineer with over 10 years of experience managing and performing structural analysis on combustion chambers and aerospace structures – including production support, flight and test support for the Space Shuttle Main Engine program. Strong foundation in combustion devices structural analysis from working on complex and unique fabrication issues and flight anomalies. Solid corporate reputation for performing analyses resulting in superior documentation and white papers. Excellent problem solving skills through strong risk identification and mitigation initiatives. Experienced in leading large groups of engineers, various technical disciplines and support personnel. Created results-oriented team environment by fostering individuals’ strengths and building personal relationships in day-to-day operations.
ANSYS/Workbench FEA · 3D and Axisymmetric FE Modeling · Strength, Fatigue & Fracture Analysis
Pro/E Wildfire · Microsoft Office · Delighted Customers
Project Management Experience · Excellent Communication Skills
Pratt & Whitney (Formerly Boeing) Rocketdyne, Canoga Park, CA 1999 to Present
Senior Structural Engineer
Responsible for structural analysis of the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) main combustion chamber (MCC), actuator struts, and ducts. Performs strength, fatigue, and fracture analysis utilizing hand calculations and finite element analysis software. Leads trade studies on potential repairs and develops most appropriate solution based on risk, schedule and structural margin. Routinely collaborates with all cross-functional Engineering organizations to investigate and resolve discrepancies and anomalies in a timely manner. Regularly tasked by management as the responsible engineer for supporting fabrication, assembly and pre-flight readiness reviews. Supports analysis tasks on other programs as need arises.
SSME Knowledge Management Team Lead, 2009 to Present (team member since 2005)
Women In Network (WIN, Employee Network Group), 2008 to Present
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 1998 to Present
SDSU Varsity Women’s Volleyball Student Athlete, 1993 to 1997
Master of Science, Astronautical Engineering, 2006 – GPA 3.7
Universityof Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 1999 – GPA 3.0
San DiegoState University, San Diego, CA
65 hours of coursework
Boeing Pre-Management Assessment
Strengths: Interpersonal Skills, Positive Work Orientation, and Working Together
NASA Space Flight Awareness Launch Honoree, 2010
SSME Main Combustion Chamber structural analysis
SSME Combustion Devices Group Achievement Award, 2009
Contribution to technical excellence on Main Combustion Chamber Team
Engineering Eagle Award, 2009
Leadership in enterprise -wide QCPC system development
Engineering Team Recognitions Award, 2004
Contribution to successful deployment of Engineering Materials Data System
Team Space Flight Awareness Award, 2002
Resolution of Weld 12 cracking and electro-deposited nickel carbolation issue
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