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2021 GMiS Luminaries

Nathan M. Apodaca

VP, Division Manager, EMS
NASA NEST Program Manager


Sigal Cordeiro

Executive Director, 
GMNA Portfolio Planning
Global Portfolio Planning

General Motors

Carolina Diaz Vargas

Vito Subsea – Project Engineer
Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico


Jesus A. Escobar, ASQ, CQE

Supplier Quality Manager
Corporate Supplier Quality

Cummins, Inc.

José D. Figueroa

Supervisor, Carbon Capture Team
Technology Development Center
National Energy Technology Laboratory

U.S. Department of Energy

Paula Garcia Todd

Global Strategic Marketing Manager

IFF Pharma Solutions

Frances J. Gonzalez

Senior Project Engineer
CH-53K Chief Engineer Office
Lockheed Martin – Rotary & Missions Systems (RMS)

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Maida Lopez

Space and Launch, Systems Engineer
Ground Design and Mission Support

The Boeing Company

María del Carmen López García, Ph.D.

Senior Materials Scientist
Personal Care Materials

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

María I. López, Ph.D.

Packaging Technology Research & Development Engineer
Technology Manufacturing Group & Packaging Manufacturing

Intel Corporation

Rosemary Perez

Predictive Analytics Advisor
Safety, Security & Business Resiliency Organization

Southern California Edison

Luis R. Piñero

Senior Electrical Engineer
Propulsion Division Electric Propulsion Systems Branch

NASA Glenn Research Center

Aida Rivera-Varona

Executive Technical Assistant and  Deputy of the Futures Core Team
Office of the Executive Director for Operations (OEDO)

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Alfredo Rodriguez

Design Center South Senior Leader
Boeing Defense Systems and Security 

The Boeing Company

Miguel A. Sanchez

Team Lead, Process Engineering
Manufacturing – El Segundo Refinery


Jesse G. Villarreal

Jacinto Software Engineering Manager
Platform Software, Processors, Embedded Processing 

Texas Instruments