Margarita is a first-generation college student at The University of Texas at Austin and the first aerospace engineer from her hometown in El Salvador. Margarita is passionate about aerospace engineering, with previous work experience as a research assistant and lab proctor.
Margarita comments as a hispanic woman it is hard to live with mental illness because there are negative connotations. “It used to impact me a lot, but now after counseling, and creating a support group, I’m putting up a strong fight against my mental illnesses.”
As a NextGen Leader, Margarita completed 6 months of mentoring with her mentor from Raytheon, and then had back-to-back interviews at the 2019 Disability:IN Annual Conference.
We’re pleased to report, Margarita received job offers from 4 different companies! This comes on the heels of her completing an internship at Boeing as a Test Engineer for Space Launch System.