About the commencement speakers
Marinés Chinchilla Boburg, is graduating with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree and a minor in Chemistry. A native of Guatemala, Marinés Chinchilla Boburg looks forward to engineering new and better ways for humankind to produce, transform, and transport materials.
Chinchilla Boburg’s industry experience includes three chemical engineering internships. She worked as a sourcing analyst at H.B. Fuller in Minnesota, quality control and product development intern at Living Tree Community Foods in California, and quality control engineer at CPI Candy Company in Guatemala. She also participated as a graduate student research assistant at the University of Minnesota Medicinal Chemistry Department, assisting in the development of a compound that can potentially treat ovarian cancer.
During her time at the University, Chinchilla Boburg participated in two study-abroad programs. In 2019, she participated in designing a water system to supply the community of Wangama, Tanzania, with clean, safe water. In summer 2015, she studied French language and history in Montpellier, France.
Chinchilla Boburg served as the event planner and social media manager of the Latino International Student Association. She is a member of Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society, the Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement, the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers, and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. She currently serves as a visit office representative at the University Admissions Office, giving campus and CSE facilities tours and acting as peer advisor for prospective CSE students.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree, Chinchilla Boburg will join the quality engineering team at Andersen Corporation, the largest window and door manufacturer in North America, located in North Branch, Minn.