With 21 years of experience, Shakira is an associate director of product marketing at Pratt & Whitney since 2021. Prior to that, she was associate director of customer experience at Pratt and Whitney where she led the customer focus team (CFT) excellence initiative. From 2014-2019, she was a fleet manager and was responsible for managing and executing the provisions and services of assigned contracts in the Asia Pacific region. From 2008-2014, Shakira was a technical analyst in contracts management at P&W. She joined P&W in 2002 as an aero/thermal engineer. Shakira received the UTC Volunteer of the Year award in 2006 and the Professional Role Model Award in 2007 from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Shakira has served as a Funston Trustee of Trinity College (2007-2010),and president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers- CT Professional Chapter. Served on the Alumnae Board as a co-president and ex officio member of the Board of Trustees at Miss Porter’s School. She currently serves as the P&W Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Advancement (HOLA) Chair and is a member of the board of the Hartford Youth Scholars and co-chair of the Women’s Leadership Council at Trinity College as well as serves as a mentor to the college’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.