Student Event | Women in Computing | Alumni
Engineering in the Real World: The Journey from Theory to Practice
This is the first talk as a part of the ECE Future Careers Alumni Speaker Series.
About the speaker:
Hi! My name is Rebecca and I have been working as an embedded software engineer for nearly 15 years now. I have a Bachelor’s degree in both Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a minor in Spanish. I have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering as well. I earned all of my degrees from the University of Michigan – Go Blue!
I have spent the last year working for Analog Devices as a Principal Engineer in Field Applications (Software). I support customer enablement projects and support various embedded software projects for a variety of our evaluation boards which help our customers to get up and running quickly with our DSP product portfolio.
I previously worked for Harman for 8 years which helped grow my audio and embedded experience which has helped immensely at Analog Devices. At Harman, I led and launched multiple OEM embedded audio projects, led teams of up to 25 engineers, created (from scratch) a reusable platform for a specific OEM and worked as an individual contributor as an embedded DSP engineer before I left the company.
I enjoy spending time with my family and running in my spare time. As a random side interest, I can speak Spanish fluently, which helped me a bunch at Harman, as we worked closely with colleagues in Mexico.
What is the ECE Future Careers Alumni Speaker Series?
The ECE Future Careers Alumni Speaker Series is designed to help U of M undergraduate students answer the question: what can I do with an EE or CE degree? There are several facets within ECE and our hope is a series like this will provide some clarity and guidance to our undergraduate students as they begin to think about their future plans.