Kristina (Kristi) Horita works for the Boeing Company in St. Louis Missouri as a Product Review Engineer supporting the F/A-18 Program. In previous positions, she has supported supplier parts and subassembly production for F-15, AV-8B, C-17, K-135 Programs. This past year, she was the Boeing – Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) Midwest Regional Site Lead, Boeing Asian American Professional Association – St. Louis President, and REACH St. Louis Leadership Team Development Day Lead.
She received her Bachelors of Science from Virginia Tech (VT) studying Mechanical Engineering. As a student, she had eight total internships and co-ops at NASA, Orbital Sciences Corporation, General Electric Aviation, and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America working on process development, process implementation, process improvements, performance testing, quality improvement, and teaming.
In college, she held nine leadership positions and been involved with eight different cultural and/or engineering organizations. Kristina started her involvement with the SASE as a founding officer for the Virginia Tech chapter in 2010. Later as Chapter President, SASE at VT doubled in number of members, hosted events, and sponsors. As South Regional Coordinator and later as Regional Manager, she led the South Region by developing leaders, building community and inspiring change.