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Paola Rodríguez-Borrés

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Creative Services Project Manager

Paola Rodriguez Borres works as a brand and user specialist on the learning and development team, helping employees from different backgrounds discover and apply the numerous training resources that are available at Boeing.

Recruited from the University of Puerto Rico for a Boeing internship, Paola now serves as the chair for business recruitment from the university. She works with a team across the company to mentor and support students interested in pursuing a career with Boeing, watching students transition to a professional career.

"I feel like it's my way of giving back," Paola explained. "Without the Boeing recruitment team, I would have never had the opportunity to live in so many places and do so many things. I want to help others get that opportunity as well."

Teresa Blanco Olympio

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OneBPS Senior Director - Fabrication

Teresa Blanco Olympio is the senior director of the Fabrication One Boeing Production System for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

A first-generation Mexican American, Teresa became the first person in her family to go to college. After graduating, she started at Boeing as a cost estimator before shifting to supply chain where she quickly rose through the ranks.

Teresa continues to work on creating rotations with Boeing Familia to increase Hispanic representation in manufacturing. She was also recently selected to be a founding member of Boeing's Racial Equity Task Force, a group that is leading the movement to make inclusion a top priority and responsibility for every teammate.

"Now I have this position and have a voice. How do I use it to help others," Teresa asked. "How can I advocate for people, sponsor them getting on succession plans, and bring that awareness to grow representation across our company? That's what I'm focused on today."

Coral Reyes Ortiz

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Flight Test Operations Engineer

Coral M. Reyes Ortiz is a Flight Test Operations Engineer in the BT&E Test Bed Operations team. She manages test planning, coordination and execution in support of multiple programs across the company.

She started her Boeing career as part of the Engineering Career Foundation Program, a two year rotational program where she served as a structures engineer, systems engineer, M&P engineer and flight test operations engineer. Coral is a former board member of Boeing Familia St. Louis, a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Society of Women Engineers.

Coral graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez. She’s a volunteer for Great Minds in STEM as a scholarship reviewer and a youth mentor at her local Big Brother Big Sister.

Brenda Isaza

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Electrical Systems Capability Leader

Brenda Isaza was born in Cali, Colombia. As a child, she would ask her grandmother to take her downtown to watch planes land and take-off at a nearby air force base. It was then that she began to aspire to a career in aerospace. Brenda and her family immigrated to the U.S. when she was 11 years old—the first time she flew in a Boeing 747.

Brenda studied Aerospace Engineering and Masters in Systems Engineering and Management developing a career with multiple roles in Boeing’s Human Spaceflight programs. She is currently the Electrical Systems Capability leader for Boeing Space & Launch Engineering and the company focal for the Great Minds in STEM. She passionately advocates and promotes STEM careers to minorities and recruits the best diverse talent for Boeing.

“It is my mission and passion to continue to promote careers in STEM and to increase minorities in the workforce.”

Nathalie Quintero

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Systems Engineer

Nathalie Quintero is an Aerospace Systems Engineer for the Space Launch System’s Florida Launch IPT team.

Originally from Venezuela, Nathalie immigrated to the U.S. when she was 17. During college, she interned with Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Washington twice and later with Boeing’s Space Launch Systems Operations team in Florida. Nathalie graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering before joining Boeing full-time. She earned a Master’s in Systems Engineering from Cornell University with the company’s tuition assistance program.  

Nathalie founded STEM for Aerospace, an organization that creates educational content in English and Spanish for youth to explore the aerospace industry. Nathalie volunteers for Meals on Wheels, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Great Minds in STEM.

In her free time, Nathalie loves to dance Flamenco, travel, learn about new cultures, and play the guitar and cuatro— a Venezuelan string instrument.

Zully Casanova

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Structural & Payloads Design Engineer

Zully Casanova leads the design, fabrication and installation effort of multiple structural access platforms inside the Space Launch System Rocket to prepare the rocket for launch at Kennedy Space Center.

Born and raised in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, Zully was introduced to the world of engineering by her older brother. She went on to study mechanical engineering and recently graduated with a Master of Science in engineering management. Zully was selected for one of Boeing's leadership programs and leads a site chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.

Zully’s favorite thing about her Hispanic heritage is the sense of pride in the culture and the feeling of family within the community.

"Hispanics are very proud of where they come from," she said. "Individuals work hard to represent their families and history in their own successes, while are willing to help others in their journeys as well."