Erin Brooks
Erin Brooks
Purchasing Manager, Tesla Motors
San Francisco, CA

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Biography

Erin Brooks is a Strategic Sourcing Manager of Core Technologies at Tesla Motors (NASDAQ TSLA). At Tesla, Ms. Brooks is responsible for developing a long term, scalable supply base strategy to enable Tesla’s goal of accelerating the world’s adoption of increasingly affordable electric cars. Ms. Brooks joined Tesla from global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, where she led projects in strategic sourcing, process improvement, and organizational transformation. Prior to consulting, Ms. Brooks worked in various engineering and management roles in the automotive industry, including Honeywell, Cummins Inc., and Ford Motor Company. Ms. Brooks received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Ms. Brooks is also an elected officer and active member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and an accomplished leader in non-profit organizations whose mission is aligned with encouraging young women to enter careers in STEM, and promoting the full potential of professional women in careers as engineers and leaders.

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  • Samantha Magoveny

    Added Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 11:47 PM

    I am a second year mechanical engineering student. I am doing very well in my courses, and I am about to start a summer internship. However, I am concerned that I lack practical, hands on intuition when it comes to how things work or how problems can be fixed. Will this prevent me from becoming a good engineer, or can I develop this skill with experience?
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    Erin Brooks, Tesla Motors
    Answered Monday, May 14, 2018 at 11:41 PM
    Yes, you can absolutely be a successful mechanical engineer!  My advice is to get as much practical, hands-on experience as possible.  Make sure to take an active role in your design and testing lab courses - especially because many female engineers tend ...
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    Hello, My name is Alex and I happened to stumble on this website in search for some engineering advice. I currently study environmental science but have found myself extremely interested in engineering, especially when it comes to cars and transportation. The university I am currently attending doesn't have any engineering programs so I would have to transfer to a different school. I am about to finish my third year of school, and I am nervous that if I switch now it would be too late for me or ...
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