Randi Arteaga: Member Spotlight Jan. 13, 2020

Randi Arteaga:
University of Southern California 
AIAA USC Student Branch Chair

Randi Arteaga is an undergraduate student at the University of Southern California. She is in her third year working towards a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. Randi is currently the Chair of the AIAA USC student chapter, and previously served as lead propulsion engineer for the USC AIAA Design/Build/Fly Team. 

Growing up, Randi always had a passion for all things math and science. As a first-generation, female, racial minority student, engineering did not immediately come to mind as a possible degree choice. However, with the help of her high school teachers and endless support from her parents, Randi was able to defy stereotypes and become the first in her family to pursue a STEM degree. Her love for planes then naturally led her to pursue a degree in aerospace engineering. Randi is also currently training to receive her private pilot’s license and hopes to continue flying throughout her career. 

Going into one of the least diverse professions, Randi hopes to continue to break barriers and inspire the younger generation to pursue their passions regardless of their background. As a student member of AIAA, Randi has been able to expand her network and build connections with local aerospace professionals. She is looking forward to continuing her involvement in AIAA, both at the USC student chapter as well as with the LA-LV section.

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