Karen Estevez

Manufacturing Engineer

Cisco Systems

Cisco is a multinational technology company renowned for networking hardware, software, and telecommunications equipment. With a global presence, Cisco plays a pivotal role in shaping the digital landscape. Cisco drives advancements in networking technologies, contributing to the evolution of the digital world. As a Manufacturing Engineer, I drive process optimization and implement advanced technologies to enhance product efficiency and quality. Collaborating closely with multidisciplinary teams and manufacturing partners, I leverage engineering skills to ensure operational excellence, delivering innovative solutions in the field of networking and information technologies.

I love than I can practice and acquire skills both as in manufacturing and project management. As an Innovation and Development Engineer with minors in Design and Manufacturing, it is a wonderful approach for practice of my major and minor skills at the same time.

I attend meetings and I solve issues related to the product - design problems, manufacturing processes, operations, even packaging! Sometimes, I have to solve issues related to stocking and purchases, which something that I've never tried before.

I started working as a Manufacturing Engineering Technician full-time for one year while I was a senior student at Commscope (another telecommunications company, but focused in optical fiber manufacturing).

I wish to know it! haha I'm really interested in pursuing a Master's degree, but I'm still figuring out in which area, but I know I want something related to manufacturing.

For fun, I adore watching films; I love going to and talking about cinema. I'm an active writer; I can write anything (articles, poetry, short stories, scripts, etc.). I love to travel; it's my main hobby.

"[...] If you have a dream, fight for it. There's a discipline for passion, it's not about how many times you are rejected or you fall down or you're beaten up, it's about how many times you stand up and are brave and you keep on going." ~ Lady Gaga It's not about winning. What it's about is not giving up!