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Adrian Dávila

Student Researcher
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In May 2024, Adrian Dávila joined the Center for Economic and Community Engagement as a graduate assistant on the Talent Pathways Initiative planning project.

Born and raised in Webster, Texas, Adrian grew up about a mile away from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and credits school field trips, family visits, and his exposure to rocket science as a child with why he pursued engineering as a career. He completed his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Houston and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Virginia Tech under the guidance of Dr. Alan Druschitz within the Virginia Tech Foundry for Research and Education (VT FIRE).

Leveraging his engineering experiences and background cooperating with multiple community and industry partners within the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Adrian is working to understand the skills and talent needs in Southwest Virginia to assist GO Virginia in closing the gap between the existing workforce and future employment opportunities in the region.

In his free time, Adrian enjoys spending time with his wife exploring different cultures and cuisines, playing water polo, swimming, and watching sporting events from around the world.