Outstanding Graduate, Spring 2022
Outstanding graduate Felix Raimondo chose Arizona State University because his program “is leading education in human systems engineering.”
Choosing a degree was an easy decision for Raimondo to make considering engineering and psychology are two of his greatest passions and “human systems engineering unites them together,” says Raimondo, who is also a student in ASU’s Barrett, The Honors College.
For his honors thesis, which he completed through the Founders Lab at the W. P. Carey School of Business, Raimondo had the opportunity to create a business concept for food sustainability using a mobile device. He was in the inaugural class of the Founders Lab — an honor he is proud of.
Raimondo continued on a leadership path as he remained heavily involved around the ASU Polytechnic campus throughout his undergraduate studies. He was on the Barrett Honors College Council for three years where he worked with Barrett’s vice provost and dean, Mark Jacobs, as well as Barrett’s associate dean and engineering professor, Tom Sugar, to improve the honors college experience.
“We conducted student surveys and analyzed over 8,000 experiences to understand the student experience and recommended over 150 improvements across all four campuses,” Raimondo says.
He was also a T.W. Lewis Center for Personal Development student ambassador where he completed the entrepreneurship boot camp and ATHENA International Women’s Leadership Institute Program. In addition, Raimondo served as vice president and president of Fulton Ambassadors and a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
One of Raimondo’s most rewarding experiences as an ASU student happened while he was in a judgment and decision-making course and wrote a 50-page report called “Bias and decision analysis of voting access in the United States.”
As he prepares to graduate and tackle his next adventure, he says, “Fulton Schools has shown me the importance of making space for underrepresented engineers and prepared me to be an ally.”
This fall, Raimondo will begin a law degree at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. He believes “the unification of engineering and law will provide an invaluable perspective to pursue my future goals.”