Land + Sea +Air
MECHANICAL DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER, MAGCANICA
Rida is a mechanical engineer with a strong background in the automotive and racing industry. She earned her mechanical engineering degree at San Diego State University and also has formal training in automotive technology with the relevant ASE certifications. While at SDSU, she joined the Formula SAE team as their Engine Team lead and became President a year later. For her senior design project, Rida and her team designed and manufactured an eddy current dynamometer for the Formula SAE team, which introduced her to engine testing and electromagnetism.
After graduating, she joined Achates Power as a Mechanical Design Engineer working on the design and analysis of pistons and large castings for opposed-piston 2 stroke engines. Rida’s life-long passion for automotive and motorsports drew her to MagCanica, where she brings extensive design and analysis experience as a Design and Development Engineer.
She also teaches Automotive Technology at MiraCosta College, aiming to inspire the next generation of automotive technicians and automotive engineers to pursue careers in those fields.
In her spare time, Rida enjoys honing her skills as a private pilot.