Neftali Aguilera currently works at Hanmar Corporation, a manufacturing company specializing in metal spinning and deep drawing for aerospace, medical and commercial markets and holds a position of Engineer.
Neftali has had a long journey through the educational pipeline, he started his leadership endeavors with SBCC EOPS Club where he served as the president and where he received student of the year for his impact on the Running Start Program, community service and mentorship. Looking for a bigger challenge Neftali became involved in more career oriented organizations like SACNAS where he served as outreach coordinator and helped the organization achieve club of the year. He later took on the biggest challenge, he served as the president of SBCC SHPE Ingenium where along with Noe Gonzales, Luis Miguel Garfias and Juan Zepeda fully established the student chapter at the national level. Working well and effectively with his board and student membership in their first year they received top honors as the organization of the year at SBCC.
Soon after transferring to California State University, Northridge Neftali’s continuous impact as a SHPE member was reflected in various leadership positions within SHPE CSUN’s membership. While at CSUN Neftali Aguilera’s leadership skills were reflected on his senior design project where he led his team develop alternative energy solutions for the University. As a result his senior project was showcased at the state capitol where it took top honors and won a state award for best practice. Culminating his senior year Neftali Aguilera received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in design and manufacturing which has prepared him to be successful in any engineering environment.
As Neftali continues to grow as a professional and as an Engineer he hopes to continue a journey of lifelong learning and obtain a Master’s Degree in Engineering. He also aims to become a mentor for future generations of underrepresented students perusing a career in STEM.