Wayne State alumna set up for success through EcoCAR

davisAshley Davis was a member of the EcoCAR2 Hybrid Warriors from 2012-14. As the business manager, Davis was responsible for contacting potential sponsors and helping students maintain a relationship with them. Davis also created many sponsor presentations showcasing the team’s achievements.

“We hosted a presentation to show our sponsors the work that we had achieved and the product that we were to taking to the competition,” Davis said. “They were very supportive and proud of what they were able to contribute to.”

After her time with EcoCAR2, Davis became a business process consultant working with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 suppliers. Similarly to her role in the EcoCAR2 competition, Davis helps her clients improve their business processes efficiency.

“EcoCAR gave me a strong foundation of understanding in the automotive industry,” Davis said. “I really enjoy my job. I get to work on versatile projects, and no two days are ever alike.”

The EcoCAR2 alumna shared advice for the current members of the Hybrid Warriors.

“Stay hungry and always ask questions,” David said. “The automotive industry is helping to lead America in terms of technology and connectivity. There are a lot of cool career paths open to you.”

The Hybrid Warriors are in the third year of the EcoCAR3 competition. Student engineers are preparing for the final competition May 13 through 21 where each of the 16 university teams will bring their Chevrolet Camaros to Milford, Michigan. During final competition, teams will be judged on engineering, environmental, and economic objectives.

Contact: Kim Gallagher, WSU EcoCAR3 Communications Manager

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