Workforce Feature: Alfonso Lopez – Raytheon

Name:  Alfonso Lopez
College University of Texas at Dallas
Field(s) of study: Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering
Position at Raytheon:  Engineer
Years at Raytheon:  Three

What do you find exciting about your area of focus or your specific job at Raytheon?
It’s fun.  The work we do is exciting.  The growth has been positive.  The opportunities have been abundant.  There’s a lot of potential in the company, and I’ve experienced it firsthand.

Why do you think young adults should consider careers in STEM?
My college senior year, I took a class project on the detection of malware in computer systems.  That project, sponsored by Raytheon, exposed me to the company’s work in cybersecurity and led to my engineering job.

Anything else you’d like to provide that you think would encourage someone to consider a STEM career?
With the work I perform at Raytheon, you’re supporting your country.  You feel like you’re doing your duty.