Welcome to “Un Cafecito with a Woman in STEM”, a sub-series of SWE’s Diverse podcast. In this Diverse episode, Marissa Doyen, Hispanic Heritage Month Lead within SWE’s Latinos Affinity Group, speaks with Melanie Weber, a structural and mechanical design engineer at the Boeing Company working on the CST-100 Starliner Spacecraft. Listen as they discuss Melanie’s career in the aerospace industry, the obstacles she has faced as a double minority (Latina and female) and what she loves about her Latin American culture.
Melanie Weber is a structural and mechanical design engineer at the Boeing Company working on the CST-100 Starliner Spacecraft. Currently, Melanie is the Subsystem Lead for Crew and Cargo Accommodations and is the Boeing Lead for the Launch Pad Team. She is responsible for the design of hardware to support the integration of crew and cargo into the Spacecraft including crew seats, mobility aids and handholds, cargo restraints, stowage bags, and crew supplies as the Crew and Cargo Accommodations Subsystem Lead. In her role as Launch Pad Team Lead she is in charge of developing Ground Operation Launch Procedures at the Pad including preparations related to crew and cargo insertion into the Crew Module. Previously, Melanie has worked on projects at Boeing to support the International Space Station and at Lockheed Martin supporting the F-22 Raptor. Melanie is a graduate of the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, and is a Regional Vice President for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).
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