S5E6 Alex Anderson & Lilly Macaruso | Rivian & The Rebelle Rally

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S5E6 Alex Anderson & Lilly Macaruso | Rivian & The Rebelle Rally

Alex and Lilly are engineers at Rivian who recently competed in and won the 2022 Rebelle Rally, the longest off-road navigation rally in the US. They discussed their experience in the rally, engineering behind Rivian vehicles, and women in STEM.

Main Topics:

  • Details of the Rebelle Rally competition and challenges
  • Engineering aspects that helped/hindered using an EV in the rally
  • Training process and balancing work/life as engineers
  • Relationship with their Rivian vehicle over the 8-day rally
  • Favorite things about Rivian vehicles and the brand

About the guests: Alex Anderson and Lilly Macaruso are both engineers at Rivian, an innovative automotive company specializing in electric vehicles, and known for its commitment to sustainability and cutting-edge technology in the EV market. They recently competed in the Rebelle Rally, which is the longest off-road rally in the United States, an eight-day, 1,600-mile test not of speed but of endurance, technical driving and precision navigation using only a map and compass.

Alex Anderson – LinkedIn
Rivian website



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