Crispin Odom

Systems Engineer
Raytheon

Crispin Odom is a Black Lesbian Systems Engineer from Atlanta, Georgia whose imagination and love to build things with Legos, racecars, and various action figures lead her to the world of engineering. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. She also has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida State University, and a Master’s degree in Music Engineering Technology from the University of Miami. Her studies focused in Digital Signal Processing software and hardware design leveraging audio technologies. For the past four years, she has worked as a Systems Engineer within the area of Modeling and Simulation, at Northrop Grumman and now Raytheon, making “video games” to help optimize and improve technologies for company developed products. She has been an active leader within Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) at her previous and current company while serving as a Chair and Committee Chair for the LGBTQ and Young Engineer ERGs.  As an ERG leader, she has led the development of programming focused in using awareness, advocacy and networking to help sustain diversity and promote innovation through creating inclusive spaces and networks.  In her spare time, Crispin has spent time making audio plugins, synthesizers and audio mobile apps.  She is also a musician who plays a variety of instruments, former break-dancer, kickboxing enthusiast, karaoke savant, and an avid lover of watching sports such as football, especially the Atlanta Falcons.