MBA 2020 | Operations and Technology Management


Johnnie Wagman is excited to return to UW-Madison to join the Operations and Technology Management program after spending a year in Detroit, MI as a Challenge Detroit Fellow.

Her experience entails being a “Just-In-Time” Seat Complete Engineer at Lear Corporation, supporting the development and production of seats for the 2019 Model Year Ford Fusion, Mustang, and Lincoln MKZ. This position allowed her to use her Mechanical Engineering degree from UW-Madison, as well as gain exposure to the automotive industry while working with an international team in a global manufacturing environment.

On Fridays, she worked with a multidisciplinary team of peers on a number of community revitalization projects for various non-profits. These projects allowed her to pursue her passions of promoting STEM education and supporting women in positions of leadership while gaining new design and technology skills.

In her free time, Johnnie enjoys travelling, reading, relaxing outdoors and spending time with friends and family. She is looking forward to having unlimited access to cheese curds once again.