Is it just us or does seeing another talented Malaysian making it big and living the dream internationally automatically spur a warm feeling in our hearts?
Today, Fakhirah Khairuddin has caught the attention of many Malaysian netizens after Facebook user, Richard Ker shared a post of Fakhirah’s achievement on getting recently hired as a robotics instructor by the famous American electric car company, Tesla.
According to Richard’s Facebook post, Fakhirah was a student at MRSM (Junior Science College) Kota Putra (Ulul Albab).
After graduating, she made the decision to continue her studies in Aerospace Engineering at the University of California San Diego (sponsored by MARA). It was not long after that that she took up a Masters in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, San Diego (sponsored by UC).
Pelajar MRSM Ulul Albab berjaya menjadi jurutera di sebuah syarikat gergasi di Amerika Syarikat iaitu TESLA.
— Majlis Amanah Rakyat (@maragov) August 6, 2021
You might be thinking, how did Tesla hire her?
Despite it being a well-renowned company and the chances of getting in are definitely slim, luckily for Fakhirah, she’s got that all covered due to her past experience working as a Propulsion Development Engineer at the University of California, where she wrote Matlab codes to study heat conduction of a rocket engine.
Her other achievements include:
- Creating and programming a robotic arm that earned her first place amongst 50 other teams in the Northrop Grumman System Engineering Challenge 2019
- Designing a quadcopter, sensor casing and landing gear on Solidworks, and
- Being a team leader of the development of a Hexacopter Project with University of California, San Diego.
As of now, Fakhirah is based in Fremont, California and is working as a Technical Training Robotics Engineering instructor at Tesla, teaching FANUC and Kuka robots to engineers and technicians.
Ever since her big news of working in Tesla has circulated the internet, many Malaysians are showing their support and congratulating Fakhirah for her grand achievement on social media.
Fakhirah has become an inspiration to many Malaysians today.
We wish nothing but the best for her and only hope that her work continues to inspire more students to be interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) so we can have more youths interested in STEM in the future.