Angulo’s family emigrated from her home country of Bolivia to the United States in search of greater economic and educational opportunity when she was just 2 years old. She and her family moved to a rapid-growing community in northern Virginia, where her mother found work with a cleaning company and her father in the transportation industry.
As she got older, her mentor continued to tutor her, helped her consider different career paths, and advised her on navigating the college application process.
Today, Angulo supports Boeing’s Patriot Advanced Capability-3, or PAC-3, Missile seeker program. The seeker functions as the eyes and brains of the missile, enabling it to identify, track and intercept air and missile threats.
“I would say to always view your missteps as constructive,” is Angulo’s advice to aspiring STEM professionals. “Keeping looking forward and learn from them so you can do better next time.”