A native to Los Angeles, Adan De La Cruz has spent the past six years working in the Aerospace & Defense industry with projects ranging from the Boeing 787 to ground missile defense systems. He is currently the Lead Supplier Quality Engineer for Marvin Engineering Co (MEC), a manufacturer of alternate mission equipment, where his team oversees hundreds of suppliers for MEC and its sister companies.
Adan's involvement in SHPE began in 2010 as an undergraduate student at Cal Poly Pomona, where he was involved in various committees and, as the chapters VP, introduced various programs such as Family STEM Day, Semana de Estudios, and MentorSHPE which continue to this day. After graduation, he joined SHPE LA and eventually became part of the Board of Directors.
When not working, studying (grad school), or with SHPE, you can find Adan cooking, hiking, reading, writing for Arkouda Digest, or jamming out on his trombone.