Luz Ferro

After immigrating from Panama, Luz found her passion in Auto Technology. She earned her Smog Technician license while pursuing GM Factory Certification as a Saturn/GM Technician. She has a degree in Education from University of Phoenix and Certificates in Automotive Mechanics and Electronic Engine Controls from Miracosta College. In 2016, she was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Luz brings 15+yrs of experience teaching Auto Technology and the Smog Program at several community colleges throughout Southern California. She became the first female automotive instructor for Universal Technical Institute where she earned several awards for her efforts in empowering women in the industry, and for her contributions to the Smog Program curriculum. Luz is ASE Certified and has logged over 600hrs of specialized training as a technician and instructor. In 2007, she published her first material in Auto Technology. She was an editor and writer for Mitchell Repair and Corvette Online, but her true passion is in the classroom. Luz is STI’s curriculum designer and teaches the Smog program at our San Diego and San Marcos campuses.