Hispanic Latino Commission
1st Term: 2019
Keysha Camps was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico and studied mechanical engineering at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering through the University of Michigan.
While she was in high school, her father decided to pursue his bachelor’s degree and while she was in college, her mother decided to pursue her master’s degree. Their perseverance showed her the importance of following your dreams at whichever stage of life.
Keysha began her career at General Motors in July of 2013 and is currently working as a Program Engineering Manager for Autonomous Vehicles. She is excited to be a key part of a transformation that is occurring in the automotive industry.
In addition to being a part of a transformation in the automotive industry, she’s leading a revolution in the city of Detroit. Keysha volunteered as a FIRST Robotics mentor in 2015 for the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation’s inaugural FIRST Robotics Team. During this time, she was recognized and asked to lead the first all-girls FIRST robotics team from Southwest Detroit sponsored by Mercy Education Project. She has led a team of high school girls and volunteer engineers to design and build a fully functional robot that competes in worldwide competitions. In addition to robotics, Keysha leads the team through challenging STEM projects, including a rain collection system for an urban garden. Empowering students of all ages to reach their full potential is her passion.