Ernesto is a recent graduate from California State University, Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in Mechanical Engineering. Ernesto was hired into Engineering Career Foundation Program (ECFP) at The Boeing Company. Prior to ECFP, he had two summer internships with Boeing as a Flight Test Engineer, at the Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) in China Lake, CA. Ernesto Covarrubias is passionate about increasing the academic and professional advancement of students in college, high school, and middle school. During the academic year he served as the President for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) student chapter and he received the Undergraduate Student Role Model Award at the SHPE National Conference in 2016. Ernesto also helped his chapter increase active membership from 15 to 110 paid SHPE members, and they were awarded the “SHPE Blue Chip” and “Most Collaborative SHPE Chapter” in Region 2.