Featuring Boeings’ Meghan Guerrero, Cheryl Hussong, and Pryscila Verduzco
Meghan Guerrero is a Boeing Systems and Integration Engineer for the Extra-Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (XLUUV) program in Huntington Beach, CA. She began her career as a support diver for Echo Voyager At-Sea Testing and currently serves as their vehicle operator, mission planner, and at sea Test Director. Meghan attended both Esperanza and Yorba Linda High School and continued her education at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado studying Engineering. She participated in various humanitarian projects in southeast Asia’s Myanmar implementing gravity fed water systems to rural communities lacking safe drinking water and concluded her undergraduate degree leading an independent trip to Myanmar with a team of community partners and senior engineering students. After graduating college, Meghan earned her Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver Certifications through Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI). Meghan’s field work with Boeing involves several continuous weeks of living and working aboard a 120ft support ship in remote areas off the coast of California. A team of 12-15 crew members eat, sleep, and work together to monitor and maintain their XLUUV while it operates under the ocean surface twenty-four hours per day.
Cheryl Hussong is a Senior Engineering Manager at the Boeing Company, supporting the Boeing Defense Systems (BDS) Autonomous Systems division. Cheryl has a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Irvine (UCI) and a Master of Science (MS) degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California (USC). Cheryl started her career as a software engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company, now Raytheon Company, working on several Air Traffic Control systems. After 10 years at the Raytheon Company, she moved to Rockwell Collins and managed In-flight Entertainment systems for several airlines. Cheryl left Rockwell Collins after 5 years and has been working at the Boeing Company as an Engineering Manager supporting military communication programs and currently unmanned underwater vehicle programs. Cheryl has been married to her husband, Matthew, for 28 years and they have 2 sons in college.
Pryscila Verduzco is Test & Evaluation Engineer at the Boeing Company. Holding a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Cal Poly Pomona, I have worked in the defense industry working on projects that help protect our nation since 2012. I started my career at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and was there for 5.5yrs assessing, calibrating, designing, and testing various weapons systems and the bigger structures they support. I then transitioned to my current position at Boeing, where I design, integrate, and test the next generation of unmanned underwater vehicles. I’ve also been fortunate enough to collaborate with Boeing and Discovery Education on the FutureU program, which brings hands-on and virtual STEM activities to K12 schools (including an Echo Voyager VR experience!).