Indigenous Engineer Receives Prestigious Award

  • Stellantis’ Aurora White named Most Promising Engineer by AISES  
  • White’s leadership, contributions to community commended  
  • Honor reflects company’s commitment to recruiting, supporting diverse talent
October 24, 2023 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -  Stellantis employee Aurora White has been named the Most Promising Engineer by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES).   

The award is annually given to a professional engineer with less than five years of workforce experience after earning a professional degree. Candidates are nominated for the award, and their early technical contributions must indicate a promising career. White, a member of the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, will be featured in AISES’ fall edition of its quarterly publication, Winds of Change

“I am deeply humbled by this honor from AISES,” said White, a calibration engineer at Stellantis. “Ever since I was a child, I’ve enjoyed building and fixing things, which eventually led to my career choice in engineering. I am also especially passionate about my culture, and I hope my achievements might help inspire younger members of the indigenous community to pursue a future in STEM fields and make the world a better place through their work.”   

White began working with the company in 2017 following her graduation from Michigan Technological University. She received her master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Oakland University in 2020. White has worked in a variety of engineering roles with Stellantis, including instrumentation and diagnostics. She has received numerous awards for leading projects in vehicle testing and analysis. In 2022, she graduated from the company’s Leaders Embracing All Diversity (LEAD) leadership program that focuses on training and growing multicultural talent for future leadership opportunities. Now, White serves on that program’s board.  

“We are so proud to see Aurora’s impressive work and efforts recognized by AISES,” said Greg Hawkins, Stellantis North America Diversity and Inclusion Business Resource Group Manager. “This honor is well deserved for all that Aurora has done to elevate awareness of her culture both in the company and the community. This is why we are so strongly committed to our efforts in recruiting and maintaining support for a diverse and inclusive talented workforce.”  

White also serves as the treasurer for ICON – the Indigenous Cultural Opportunity Network. ICON is one of 11 employee-directed business resource groups at Stellantis, representing an array of affinity communities within the company, providing members with mentorship, leadership opportunities and career connections. White helps coordinate Indigenous education activities within the company through ICON, while also conducting STEM outreach in the community.  

“Aurora is truly an inspiration, not just for her commitment to her work, but also for her leadership in the indigenous community,” said Kaitlyn Mulkey, the president of ICON and a community outreach and marketing analyst for the Jeep® brand. “I am so happy she won this award and am excited to witness her future accomplishments.”  

Stellantis’ commitment to diversity is central to the company’s Dare Forward 2030 business strategy, contributing to the company being an extraordinary place to work and a magnet for people with the talent and drive to improve the lives of customers today and in the digital and electrified future. The tangible evidence of the company’s efforts in supporting diversity and inclusion resulted in Stellantis being named by Winds of Change to its Top 50 Workplaces for Indigenous STEM Professionals list for the fourth year in a row this past spring.   

For more information about AISES and its mission, visit
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Stellantis (NYSE: STLA) is one of the world’s leading automakers, aiming to provide clean, safe and affordable freedom of mobility for all. In North America, it's best known for producing and selling vehicles in a portfolio of iconic, innovative and award-winning brands, including Jeep®, Chrysler, Dodge//SRT, Ram, Alfa Romeo and Fiat. Stellantis is executing its Dare Forward 2030, a bold strategic plan that paves the way to achieve the ambitious target of becoming a carbon net zero mobility tech company by 2038, while creating added value for all stakeholders. 

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