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Alma Rubalcava

Alma Rubalcavaa

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Current job: Mechanical Engineer for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division (U.S. Navy)

What life experiences may have led you to a career in STEM?

I have enjoyed mathematics since kindergarten.  I was encouraged by teachers to pursue the sciences.

What are some fun and interesting facts about your life with which students might identify?

I was born and raised in Ventura. My dad worked as a farm worker for 30+ years. My mom was a stay at home mom, and I have 8 siblings. I made school my priority and focused on graduating.

What other other things should students know about you?

I am part of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Ventura County Chapter; I joined as a student in Ventura College and continued as a professional. I encourage students to join STEM related clubs to create connections.