About Ashley Zimmerer



I recently earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I completed many different projects over the course of my degree, including two aerospace payloads that have made trips to space and back, and an interactive trade-show model of an energy efficient greenhouse for a local start-up company.

I like to be involved with every phase of my projects: from the initial design to the final goal, whether it be launch and post-flight analysis, or presenting a completed product to the client. I have 4 years of hands-on CAD design, prototyping, manufacturing, and testing experience. I have 3 years of experience with team leadership and customer service. I have nearly 1 year of experience working in Telecommuncations as a Sales Engineer.

What I'm Up To

I've been making things my whole life and I'm always working on something. Right now, I'm designing the frame for an electric go-kart, a quilted backpack, and an A-Line dress. Come check it out at my blog!

Current Goals

I'm looking for an opportunity to apply my mechanical engineering skills to complex challenges. My strongest interests are in aerospace and product design. I'm based in the San Francisco Bay area, and am open to relocating.


When I'm not working on my projects, I'm outside. My favorite activities are hiking, climbing, longboarding, skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and exploring new places. I like to travel whenever I can; so far I've been to the UK, Germany, Italy, and Mexico, as well as many states here in the US.