Athalia Solis is a first generation Latina college graduate from the University of California, Merced with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Having begun her academic career at Rio Hondo College, she discovered her passion for engineering after accidentally taking a hand drafting class for engineering. After receiving three associates degrees and an architectural drafting certificate, Athalia transferred to UC Merced.

At UC Merced Athalia was exposed to various disciplines of engineering through her coursework, research, internships and Award Winning Senior Project. Her work includes solar thermal energy, photovoltaic energy, materials, strengths, waste handling, and electrical engineering. She has been recognized for her hard work, leadership and expertise having received the Entrepreneur in Training Scholarship Award, Scholarship to Aid Rio STEM Student Recipient (STARR), and Innovate to Grow – Top Finisher.

Moving forward, Athalia is looking to apply her passion of learning towards designing solutions for complex engineering problems. Striving to grow and demonstrate her abilities, Athalia is working towards obtaining her Engineering in Training. In addition, she would ultimately like to earn a Master's Degree in a specialized field of engineering.


  • Undergraduate Researcher UC Advanced Solar Tech. Institute · Jan 2018 – May 2018 4 mos - Soldered in series 7 monocrystalline solar cells to create a solar-thermal system to evaluate its power efficiency.
    - Designed and executed a 3D static strut mount utilizing SolidWorks to perform thermal testing of solar modules.
  • Cad operator Engineered Storage Systems · Mar 2014 – Aug 2015 1 yrs 5 mos Azusa, CA, USA - Drafted 2D floor plans, interior elevations, and locker elevations through AutoCAD to dictate locations of lockers.
    - Accelerated the creation and completion of drawings by integrating sheet and locker templates.


  • University Of California, Merced Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 3.024 2016 – 2019 Activities and Societies: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Rio Hondo College Associate of Science, Mathematics and Physics 2010 – 2016 Activities and Societies: Math Engineering Science Achievement Program Society of Sciences

Licenses & Certifications

  • Architectural Drafting and Design Rio Hondo College Aug 2017 – Present

Age: 32

Joined: September 24, 2019


English Full professional proficiency

Spanish Limited working proficiency


Los Angeles, CA, United States