wherever you go, there you are.
I'm Alison Wyrick Mendoza.
I'm 33 years old, a wife to Paul, and a mom of two boys. I'm a linguist by education, and passionate about language and the delicate art of communication. Effective communication is, after all, the most important of all life skills. I thought I would "grow up" to be a Speech Language Pathologist. I find myself working in Product Management & Marketing instead. I'm pretty happy with how things turned out.
translating passion into pay.
To me, the best kind of work involves reading, writing, and researching on or about all things marketing, communications, and brand. For the past decade or so, I've put my skills to use in the commercial aviation, aerospace MRO, and additive manufacturing (AM) industries.
I enjoy and excel at projects that focus on brand building, storytelling, product positioning, messaging, and sales enablement.
I've spent time in various roles at Emirates Airline, AeroTurbine, Honeywell Aerospace, and now, GE Additive.
a relentless curiosity for the world.
I grew up with an intrigue of multilingualism and multiculturalism and I spent several years living and working overseas. I moved back to the US in 2013 and now live in Scottsdale, Arizona with my husband and two sons. Luckily, I still get to travel the world to talk with people about AM. I hold a BA in Linguistics and a MBA with a focus in Aviation.
I'm a curious and collaborative life-long learner. I can think divergently and to turn those thoughts into action. I'm always interested in creating & doing cool things with like-minded individuals. I also believe there is value in learning about other cultures; I've lived in 4 countries, and visited 61 as of 2021.
In 2017, I launched an online presence (this blog!) to help bring awareness to 3D printing. You can follow me currently here, on LinkedIn or Twitter using #AdditiveAlison or the @AdditiveAlison handle.