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Luis Jimenez

Mechanical Engineering, M.S.


Luis is a second-year master’s student studying Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Dynamics and Controls. His goal is to gain valuable work experience as a controls engineer for companies like Tesla or SpaceX and then pursue an MBA or launch his own startup.

Luis’s passion for entrepreneurship bloomed this past academic year as a resident of the Albright Entrepreneurs Village, where students are required to take an entrepreneurship class and discover and find the solution to a problem regarding food and housing insecurities across campus. Through this class, he learned that entrepreneurship is much more than starting a company – it’s about ingenuity, innovation, networking, but most importantly is about the learning experiences and failures. 

Luis believes mentorship is an essential part of entrepreneurship. As part of the Goodnight Scholar program and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), he has mentored multiple students in their transition to NC State. He believes in the power of mentorship, thus Luis became the director of the energy club mentorship program, where he has helped develop a more robust mentorship program interface. This past academic year he also participated in Shack-A-Thon and eGames. Since then, his passion for entrepreneurship has grown exponentially. Luis has grown to love entrepreneurship more than engineering because it is this field that brings the best out of him. He is a people person, creative, empowering and curious individual dedicated to life-long learning and mentorship.

In his free time, Luis enjoys playing board games, soccer, working out and rock climbing. He also enjoys dancing and listening to podcasts about neuroscience and artificial intelligence.