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PWA Virtual Career Insights into Engineering

May 12 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Being an engineer means solving problems - like adapting one product for use in another. Find out why engineering is a team effort and requires much more than technical knowledge.  Join us for a short talk with two engineering professionals, Ashleigh Line and Courtney Wright from NikeThis event is presented by the nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance, in partnership with Oregon MESA.

Ashleigh Line is a Flyknit Engineer at Nike. She has been at Nike for nearly 4 and a half years. She started as an Associate Engineer in Flyknit where she is now an Engineer II, working specifically with the Nike Sportswear category. Her favorite models she’s worked on are the Space Hippie 4 and the Medal Stand Vapormax for the Olympics. Most recently, Ashleigh and her team have worked to use Flyknit in a different way, supporting other Nike teams by making face coverings to enable their work. Ashleigh grew up 15 mins down the road from Nike in Tigard and then attended Oregon State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering and a minor in Business & Entrepreneurship. 


Courtney Wright is a Mechanical Engineer on Nike’s Advanced Footwear Innovation team. In her role she reimagines the future of footwear with teammates in sustainable manufacturing, sports performance, product design, and business functions. A California native, Courtney moved to Portland several years ago, after graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Passionate about inspiring the next generation of engineers, Courtney supports outreach efforts through organizations such as ChickTech and the Society of Women Engineers. Outside of work, you can usually find her running in Forest Park, biking around Portland, or exploring the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.


Alex Berry is a Technical Program Manager with Intel where he helps to improve processes, build dashboards, teach classes, and create programs that have social impact! Originally a transplant from Georgia, Alex is using his Industrial & Systems Engineering background and love of mentoring to start a small business -


This 30-minute career talk is part of MESA Week, a virtual opportunity to explore college-and-career options in STEM-related fields. Register for the entire series here. See other PWA virtual career talks in May here.


PWA Virtual Career Insights into Engineering


May 12
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm