Kristelle Yewah is our Fellow at Lear Corporation where she is a comfort engineer. Prior to becoming a Fellow, Kristelle attended Michigan State University in her hometown of East Lansing, Michigan. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology while playing on the MSU varsity soccer team.

So, what does a Kinesiology major do at an automotive company? Kristelle is using her knowledge of the body and movement to better understand how seat design impacts passengers.

“During Kristelle’s time here, she has been involved in Complete vehicle benchmarking of original equipment manufacturers as part of the seat comfort attribute team. Kristelle has also been challenged with technical tools relative to attribute engineering; such as; Body pressure distribution, Laser scanning of Driver, Passengers and 2nd row seats, Processing of geometric sections of scan data, and lead seat comfort clinics relative new technologies.”

-Joseph Himmel, Engineering Manager


Check out Kristelle’s video to learn more about what excites her about being a Fellow.

Lear Corporation, a global leader in automotive seating and e-systems, is ranked #148 on the Fortune 500 with world-class products designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of talented employees. Our vision is to be consistently recognized as the supplier of choice, an employer of choice, the investment of choice and a company that supports the communities where we do business.

Lear is not only a host company, they are also one of our leading sponsors for the 2018-2019 program year.