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Elena Jenkins is currently a lead industrial engineer for Raytheon Missile Systems in Arizona. She graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Arizona. While in school, she was social chair, vice president and president of the University of Arizona IISE and INCOSE (International Council of Systems Engineering) chapter. Jenkins has completed internships at W.L. Gore, Disneyland and John Deere. In her current role, she leads a team of industrial engineers in the Component Center, which focuses on factory process improvements, lean manufacturing and strategic capital planning.  

Carlos Martinez is an industrial and systems engineering professional currently working out of Silicon Valley. He has a B.S. in industrial and systems engineering from San Jose State University, where he served two years as an officer of the student chapter of IISE (Chapter 806). During the first term, he served as the chapter’s special projects officer dedicated to managing fundraising events and donation efforts. In the second term, he served as the chapter’s vice president where he assisted with key decision-making on events and expenditures and working closely with the senior chapter to provide members with the ability to prepare for and witness firsthand the career possibilities in industry.

After graduation, Martinez worked at Jabil Circuit, where he developed real-world skill sets as an industrial engineer in a fast-paced manufacturing environment alongside IE team members and an array of other functional groups. Currently, he is at BMC Stock as an industrial engineer with a team that introduces, develops and implements automated systems throughout the company nationwide.

Rothanak Chan is a student at Oregon State University. He plans to graduate in March 2017 with a B.S. in manufacturing engineering and a B.S. in industrial engineering with a minor in computer science. He will be completing two six-month MECOP internships during his studies. He has been an officer with the Oregon State IISE chapter since 2015.

Rodrigo Diaz is a Lean Six Sigma Consultant at the Lean Six Sigma Institute (LSSI). Rodrigo joined LSSI in 2011 and has worked on multiple process improvement projects, as well as Lean transformations in a variety of industries: manufacturing, logistics, agriculture and healthcare. He is also responsible for managing LSSI's operations in his hometown of Lima, Peru. Rodrigo has a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of San Diego.

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