By Rachel Steere
Each year, the Cal Aggie Alumni Association recognizes alumni who have provided extraordinary service to UC Davis, their professions and communities. Hope Bovenzi, B.S., electrical engineering, ’12, is one of eight UC Davis alumni to receive a 2020 UC Davis Alumni Award for her accomplishments thus far.
After Hope earned her electrical engineering degree at UC Davis, she went on to work for Texas Instruments and quickly became the youngest sector general manager for Automotive Infotainment, while earning her MBA at UCLA. In the short time since her graduation, she has earned a reputation as an expert in infotainment media interfaces.
In addition to her work at Texas Instruments, Hope is dedicated to helping women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
She was instrumental in beginning a Silicon Valley chapter of High-Tech High Heels (HTHH), a non-profit organization that strives to eliminate the gender gap in STEM. HTHH hosts camps and trainings for young girls and women that create a supportive environment of learning and mentorship. Hope serves as the expansion manager, is a member of the Board of Directors and leads the volunteer committee. She also volunteers for EngineerGirl, a website that connects young girls and women who are interested in pursuing a career in engineering connect with women who are established in the field.
Furthermore, Hope has joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Industrial Affiliates Board this year. The board’s mission is to provide a platform for research and industry collaboration. Her voluntary commitment of time to the Industrial Affiliates Board highlights her Aggie pride, and the college is thankful for her service.
Hope, along with the other alumni award recipients, will be honored at the 47th Annual Alumni Awards Gala on Feb. 7, 2020, at the Peter J. Shields Library.