2014 Luis Mora
Milken Scholar 2014
Scholar Profile

Luis Mora

Mechanical Engineering


Luis Mora earned his associates degree from Los Angeles Harbor College while still a high school student. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering. He has worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and completed an internship with SpaceX in Los Angeles. Luis was also involved in MIT's Formula SAE team, which builds a car from scratch to race in collegiate competition. Currently at Tesla he uses numerical models to help teams make decisions about electric vehicle design with a goal of converting the global vehicle fleet to sustainable energy as fast as possible. Luis’ role is to ensure that the vehicles are energy efficient and resource efficient with raw materials like lithium and rare earth magnets, while being an attractive product for consumers.

High school:  Harbor Teacher Prepatory Academy


College Year Degree
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
2018 S.B. Mechanical Engineering