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

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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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  • Alexandra, Chicago, IL asked Erin Brooks, Tesla Motors

    Added Monday, January 9, 2017 at 10:55 PM

    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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  • Kyle

    Added Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    I am pursuing a degree in electronic engineering. I am wondering what should I focus on building if I'm interested to get in the automobile industry after graduation and what's the prospect for electronic engineer in automobile industry?
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    Erin Brooks, Tesla Motors
    Answered Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 8:18 PM
    Excellent question Kyle!  As a female engineer who works in the automotive industry, I'm excited that you're thinking about a career in auto.
    Traditionally automotive was dominated by mechanical engineers, but over the last 20 years, the auto companies ...
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  • Adrianna, Red Hook, NY asked Erin Brooks, Tesla Motors

    Added Friday, March 18, 2016 at 11:14 PM

    Hi my name is Adrianna and when I grow up I want to be an engineer! But I want to be one that designs and makes rockets and cool stuff for NASA! But I don't want to go to space! What is that type of engineer called? Also what deals with their job? P.S. You and all these other woman engineers inspire me to keep trying!
    Related to Aeronautical/Aerospace , Work Environment
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