Lupita Carabes is a young woman just starting out in the workforce.
Carabes recently graduated from the University of Portland, majoring in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science.
At a job fair this spring at her school, she stood out in the crowded field. Carabes is the first person in her family to get a college degree, and says that’s just one of the reasons she’s a quadruple threat in her industry:
“I am a woman, and engineer, and a Latina,” she says. She recently accepted a job at IBM.
To hear more of Carabes’ story, listen to the full interview using the audio player above.
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