David Reyes Cordova

David Reyes Cordova

The mechanical engineering major was a member of SPU’s Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team, and spent countless hours designing and building a single-seat, all-terrain recreational sporting vehicle prototype for the yearly competition. 

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Majors: Mechanical Engineering and General Engineering

Favorite SPU memory: Riding around in the Baja Vehicle in the Otto Miller Parking lot during late nights working at the machine shop. 

Biggest life lesson learned during college: Being completely independent — paying taxes, budgeting, paying my bills, doing my own vehicle maintenance, and maintaining my own apartment. 

After graduation plans: I am continuing my career working in the aerospace and defense industry, as a mechanical aerospace engineer working on aircraft.