Mechanical Engineering

Spring 2015

Mechanical Engineering

Area Manager – Amazon – Fort Worth, TX
I am an Area Manager and currently work in one of Amazon’s fulfillment centers. I manage about 150+ associates as well as the operations/process in the stow department. I am responsible for making sure inventory is being stowed in order to meet our daily goal as well as keeping our customers satisfied. The department is basically why customers see how many of a particular item is in stock on the website.

Previous Involvement with SASE
Quickrace Committee & Mentor

How has SASE helped him
When I joined SASE around 2011, I had no idea what I was going to end up doing in life. After all the networking, new friends, and experiences, SASE has helped guide me to where I am today. I’m glad I joined, when I did. (Thanks to David Hwang for telling me about it and thanks to Brandon Chandra for pushing me to start going to meetings)

Advice to older SASE members
First, whether you may have a job lined up or going to grad school, make sure you travel while you still can. Once you hit the working life, the chances to travel to wherever you want becomes slim. Second, always continue to network with professionals. The more people you know, the better. You never know who can help you out in the future.

Advice to younger SASE members
Start getting your foot in the door. Go to SASE events/workshops, network with people, go to career fairs, and try your hardest to go to SASE conferences. Also, don’t panic, a lot of us have been in your shoes before. It just takes a little time.

Favorite UF SASE memory
My favorite UF SASE memory is when I attended my first conference, which was a regional conference held at Georgia Tech. I remember being nervous and excited at the same time. I got a chance to experience the workshops they had to offer and the career fair as well. It was a great experience, I was able to hang out with UF SASE and meet new friends as well. If I could, I would do it all over again.