Eight years ago, a new tradition was born when Miss Porter’s School began inviting Ancients to serve as graduation speakers. This year, we are pleased to announce Shakira Ramos Crespo ’98 as the commencement speaker for the Class of 2022.
Shakira has served as the associate director of product marketing at Pratt & Whitney since 2021. Prior to that, she was associate director of customer experience at the aerospace manufacturer where she led the customer focus team (CFT) excellence initiative. From 2014-2019, she was a fleet manager at Pratt & Whitney and was responsible for managing and executing the provisions and services of assigned contracts in the Asia Pacific region. From 2008-to 2014, Shakira was a technical analyst in contracts management at Pratt & Whitney. She also served as president (2011-2012), vice president (2007-2010), and community relations chair (2003-2007) of the Hispanic Leadership Forum at Pratt & Whitney. She joined Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies (formerly United Technologies Corporation), in 2002 as an aero/thermal engineer. Shakira received the United Technologies Corporation Volunteer of the Year award in 2006 and the Professional Role Model Award in 2007 from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
Shakira has served as a Funston Trustee of Trinity College (2007-2010), director of the CT Academy of Education in Mathematics, director of ASPIRA-CT, and president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers- CT Professional Chapter. A devoted volunteer for Miss Porter’s School she currently serves as a class representative and previously served on the Alumnae Board as a co-president and ex officio member of the Board of Trustees. She is a member of the board of the Hartford Youth Scholars and co-chair of the Women’s Leadership Council at Trinity College as well as serves as a mentor to the college’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers. She earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Trinity College in 2002 and M.B.A from the University of Hartford in 2013. During her time at Miss Porter’s Shakira was co-chair of Watu Wazuri, president of the Spanish Club and played on the varsity basketball and softball teams. Shakira resides with her family in South Windsor, CT. Miss Porter’s is pleased to have Shakira Ramos Crespo ’98 as its 2022 commencement speaker.