Jayashree Rajagopalan

PRATT & WHITNEY

Jayashree Rajagopalan

Jayashree Rajagopalan was raised by a family full of engineers and it did not take her long to find she had the same calling. “Math and science were always subjects that I excelled in,” she says. “Once I discovered the breadth of the field of engineering – I was hooked. Engineering is the melding of science and mathematics in a way that improves society’s quality of life.”

Jayashree Rajagopalan
Jayashree Rajagopalan
Jayashee Rajagopalan
Jayashree Rajagopalan

Early in her career Jayashree took time off to raise her children. Once her children were in primary school, she was ready to return to work. Her husband worked at Pratt & Whitney and she found numerous job openings and opportunities for advancement there. “Pratt & Whitney was my top choice when looking for the next step in my career,” she says. “After accepting a job as Senior Engineer, one of my first projects was to work on the digital signal processor on the F100 program. It was a collaboration with Collins Aerospace and the first time this technology was being used onboard one of our products. I vividly remember my sense of fulfillment after I was able to run the software that I had developed on the G6 DEEC (Digital Electronic Engine Control) hardware.”

Jayashree has been at Pratt & Whitney for 18 years. Her guidance for early career engineers is simple. “Learn your fundamentals and be curious,” she says. “Strong fundamentals are the building blocks to success and you will soon realize that many of the concepts you learned are related.”

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