2017 Engineering Leader Under 40: Adithi Raghavendra, 27
Adithi Raghavendra, 27
CSD Engineering Manager, Solid State Relays (Industrial Sensing), Sensata Technologies, Tijuana, Mexico
BS Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Like most in the engineering field, Adithi grew up with a natural inclination to solve problems, but she also developed a love for leadership early on. Ultimately, a pairing of the two is what led her into her current role at Sensata. After graduating from UC Berkeley, she took a full time position in engineering. She exercises her leadership skills as chairwoman of Corporate Social Responsibility, and has worked closely with the leadership team to drive engineering integration post acquisition of new businesses. She has recently started and led a diversity and inclusion initiative titled WEST (Women Engineers Strong Together), aimed at empowering technical women located in Sensata’s west coast and Tijuana offices. Adithi is passionate about volunteering, and in the last few years, she has designed and managed a website for the Karnataka Cultural Association of Southern California, which supports immigrants from Karnataka, India. Adithi was born in Karnataka and feels a sense of connection and purpose working with the organization. When not volunteering or working, Adithi enjoys taking her Ducati Monster 695 out for a spin on the Pacific Coast Highway.