Liz Hunter – B.S. 2013

About this Alum

Hometown: Farmington, New Mexico

Degree(s) obtained at Mines: B.S. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, 2013 (Emphasis – Physical/Ferrous Metallurgy)

Other Degrees: MBA University of California at Riverside, 2017

Favorite Memory from Mines: Being a member of Blue Key Honor Society – Running Blaster at football games, leading the M-Climb for incoming freshmen; studying abroad at University of Wollongong in Wollongong, Australia

Hobbies: Yoga, hiking, camping, drone photography

Advice to Students:
• Don’t wait for opportunity to come your way. Taking initiative and seeking out opportunities will serve you very well: you will learn a lot and companies like people that are self motivated.
• It’s ok if you don’t like your internship or your first job. It’s never too late to try something else. If you like at least some of your classes, you’ll find a good fit for yourself in the work force or academia eventually. You can learn just as much from the experiences you don’t enjoy as the ones that you love.

Career Path

  • Nucor-JFE Steel (Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico): Technical Service Supervisor (2022-Present)
  • Nucor (Charleston, SC): Metallurgist (2017-2021)
  • California Steel Industries Inc. (Fontana, CA): Quality Engineer – Raw Materials Acquisition (2015-2017)
  • California Steel Industries Inc. (Fontana, CA): Metallurgical Engineer (2013-2015)