Carmen retired from IBM in 2014 after a more than 32 year career. Carmen began her career at IBM as a mechanical engineer in IBM’s Personal Computer Division in Boca Raton, Florida. In her early career, Carmen’s positions were in primarily in hardware development and test. Carmen moved to Research Triangle area of North Carolina in the mid 1990’s and held a number of different executive positions in IBM’s Hardware Division ranging from Director of Desktop Development, to Acquisition Integration Executive, to Director of Operations and Portfolio Management.
While at IBM, Carmen also led a number of outreach initiatives as the Executive Sponsor of the Hispanic Diversity Network Group and the Executive Sponsor of the Women In Technology Organization. Both of those organizations had a focus on technology outreach to underserved communities.
Carmen currently volunteers as a Wake County Guardian ad Litem (GAL) child advocate and trainer as well as a Judge Advisor for FIRST North Carolina’s Robotics Competition.
Carmen was born in Havana, Cuba and immigrated to the United States as a young child. Carmen holds a B.S, in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia.