2018 Keynote Speaker
Process Development Engineer, Boston Scientific
Victoria Velez is a first-generation Latina engineer with a deep passion for STEM advocacy. Victoria was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and her parents are immigrants from Peru. She received her Bachelors in Science in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
In her current role as a Process Development Engineer at Boston Scientific, Victoria designs and develops new medical device technologies that help save lives. She leads the Hispanic employee resource group at Boston Scientific and has served on the board for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Twin Cities chapter for the last three years. She also is an active mentor with the CLUES Youth in Action program.
Victoria was recently featured in TPT SciGirls Stories: Real Women Real Jobs, a documentary that profiles women from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds and shares the challenges and triumphs of “a day in the life” in STEM workforce.