Shelley Stracener
Shelley Stracener
Senior Electrical Engineer, St. Jude Medical
Carrollton, TX

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Shelley is a native Texan and graduated in 2005 with a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Baylor University. She also has an identical twin sister who is a Software Engineer! Shelley has experience working in a variety of industries including business computing, aviation, and medical devices. She currently works for St. Jude Medical designing implantable devices for chronic pain management. Shelley is an active volunteer with the Society of Women Engineers in Dallas. She has mentored several high school students through job shadowing programs and considers outreach to young women interested in STEM careers to be very rewarding. She also enjoys riding her recumbent bicycle and participates each year in the MS150 fundraising ride for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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Bachelor of Science: Electrical and Computer Enginering
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Latest Questions
  • Shelley Stracener, St. Jude Medical
    Answered Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 1:02 PM
    Hi Sofia, great question! There are a lot of opportunities in the biomedical industry for both electrical and computer engineers. 
    Electrical engineering focuses on electronic hardware: designing circuits, designing printed circuit boards, measuring ...
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  • Caitlyn, Oak Harbor asked Shelley Stracener, St. Jude Medical

    Added Friday, December 11, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    I am a sophomore in high school, and I was wondering what classes you might recommend. I am interested in studying for aerospace/aeronautical engineering.
    Related to Aeronautical/Aerospace , Math & Science, Preparation for College
    Answers 1
    Shelley Stracener, St. Jude Medical
    Answered Friday, December 11, 2015 at 10:36 AM
    Hi Caitlyn:
    I'm glad to hear that you have an interest in engineering! Aerospace/aeronautical engineering is primarily a study of applied physics in the super cool subject area of air and space travel. If your high school offers advanced placement ...
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  • Amber, Deltona fl

    Added Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    Hi my name is Amber and I am currently a 9th grader. For the past three years I have lived with the dream of wanting to be an engineer. That is until now and for you to understand I guess I am going to have to tell you the whole story.When I started my 6th grade year I was put in some of the lowest classes. I had slacked off fifth grade year and I was paying for it. But, by some miracle I managed to get into advanced math and got one of the best math teacher’s in the school. I worked hard in ...
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    Shelley Stracener, St. Jude Medical
    Answered Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 1:23 AM
    Hi Amber!  I'm sorry to hear you're struggling this year.  Perhaps I can help lend a little perspective and point you toward some helpful resources. 
    The science and math classes you're taking now (and will take in college, if you stay on a path to ...
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