Alumni

Making my mark as a first-generation Latina in a STEM world

Choosing to pursue electrical engineering was one of the best decisions Vanessa Liera '22 ever made because even though it brought big challenges, it brought her to amazing people, new experiences and a better future. In this blog, she explains, "I stopped letting fear get in the way of me chasing my dreams, and my life has turned out better than I could’ve imagined."

Meeting Challenges, Thinking Differently 

Alumnus Frank Mong attributes the lessons he learned from UC Davis to his success. The study and project management skills he developed while in the ECE program were transferable to his COO position.

ECE Congratulates 2021 Alumni Award Recipients and Seeks Nomination for 2022 Awards

Andrew Fong, Alysia Iglesias, and Jeremy Roberson have been awarded by their fellow alumni and current electrical and computer engineering (ECE) faculty and staff for the inaugural 2021 alumni awards: Rising Star Alumni, Outstanding Alumni Mentorship, and Alumni Leadership in Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Alumni Spotlight: Cherisa Kmetovicz, ’2010

By Constanze Ditterich 

Cherisa Kmetovicz was an engineering student at UC Davis from 2008 to 2010. She graduated with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and started working in industry right away. Today, she is a Space & Satellite Solutions Application Engineer at Keysight Technologies, Santa Rosa, and equally enjoys working with her R&D team as well as her customers.

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