Dr. Ellen Ochoa shares her journey as one of the only women, and only Latinas, in STEAM. Through hard work and perseverance, she made her way into our history books as the first Latina woman to go to space. Dr. Ochoa opens up about her career trajectory, her leadership philosophy, and her advice for the next generation of Latinos in STEAM.
EPISODE 2: ESTEBAN SANTOS – CHALLENGES ARE NOT BARRIERS
Host: Marco A. Davis, CHCI President and CEO
Guest: Esteban Santos, Executive Vice President of Operations at Amgen
Esteban Santos, Executive Vice President of Operations at Amgen, lays out his personal and professional mission to develop a diverse pipeline of hardworking talent in America’s corporate workforce, particularly within the STEM fields, and how Amgen is leading the biotechnology sector in their investments in healthcare innovation and cultivating Latino leadership.
Esteban Santos serves as executive vice president, Operations at Amgen. Esteban is responsible for the Operations organization, which encompasses Manufacturing, Process Development, Quality, Engineering and Global Supply Chain.
Prior to this role, Santos was senior vice president, Manufacturing, responsible for operations at Amgen’s commercial manufacturing locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Ireland, the Netherlands and Singapore. He held various leadership roles, including vice president, Drug Product; vice president, Site Operations; vice president, Manufacturing; and vice president, Engineering. Santos joined Amgen in 2007 as executive director, Manufacturing Technologies.
Before joining Amgen, Santos was site general manager for the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Cordis operation in Puerto Rico. Prior to J&J, Santos held several management positions in General Electric’s industrial and transportation businesses in Puerto Rico, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
Santos holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez, and a Master of Science in Management from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hartford, Connecticut.