An Arizona native, Klingberg found her way to the University of Arizona where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering in 1988. She was fortunate to work in different industries: commercial, steel manufacturing, and government contract manufacturing, where she was able to apply her manufacturing and program management skills. Other acquired skills include cost and schedule management.
Klingberg started mentoring with the UA APEX program where the focus was on high school students that would have been first in their family to attend college. Coming from parents that did not have a college education, Klingberg felt passionate about helping others that didn’t have the right resources for support. Her love for education and career opportunities continued throughout her years at Raytheon.
After 30 years of professional experience, Klingberg is now retired and desires to continue to mentor those that seek guidance on degree choice, career changes, and networking opportunities.
Klingberg continues to remain active in the community. She is a member of the University of Arizona’s (UA) College of Engineering’s DaVinci Circle, UA Foundation National Leadership Council, and the UA Alumni Association’s Governing Board. Cindy also volunteers her time to judge senior engineering design projects for both the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.
Past recognitions have included: Raytheon’s Woman on the Move; Tucson Pan Asian Community Alliance Woman of the Year Award; UA Alumni Bear Down Award and the recipient of the Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE) Alumni of the Year.
Cindy shares her love for the UA with her husband, Dan, who is also a UA graduate from the College of Engineering. In her spare time, Cindy enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, traveling, boating and cooking.