For all but two of his 34 years, David Redick lived in the Midwest.
“I was born in San Diego, though, so I’ve always sort of felt like a Californian at heart,” said Redick, who graduated in December with a degree in manufacturing engineering technology.
This spring, Redick returned to California to begin his professional career at Tesla Motors as an associate product excellence engineer. Redick, a self-proclaimed “car guy,” said working for a company like Tesla was always a dream. But, he said, it was always just a dream.
“I never thought it would be possible,” he said. “It was a pipe dream. Now that it’s happening, I feel like I’m living someone else’s life. It doesn’t yet feel real.”