Shoshanna Douglas '10
Raytheon Technologies/Systems Engineer
Shoshanna Douglas graduated from PCHS in 2010. She currently lives in Los Angeles and works as an Systems Engineer for Raytheon Technologies. Shoshanna enjoys the performing arts industry, technology, and travel.
What type of training/education is appropriate for this position?
A Bachelor's degree in any engineering is required.
What is one piece of advice you would give to current high school students?
Keep taking math courses because if you decide to change careers from art to STEM, it will come in handy. Dedicate yourself to a good and solid friendship/study group in college, it most likely won't be the same friends from high school. Also be wise about putting yourself into educational debt-sometimes debt isn't worth it, do the math and understand interest rates. Live in another state a few years, the experiences will give you a whole new perspective. And travel.
What is one thing you wished you knew about your career while you were still in high school?
I moved to Los Angeles in 2016 to work with Northrop Grumman and went to UCLA full time to earn my Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering. I started working at Raytheon in 2019. It has been very rewarding, financially and mentally.