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Vice-Regional Student Representatives

North Texas Subregion

 

Juan David Bravo

Juan David Bravo is a 5th year Electrical and Computer Engineering Major at the University of Texas at Austin. He was born in Bogota, Colombia, and moved to McAllen, TX in 2009. He has been involved with SHPE for 4 years and looks forward to remain involved with the organization after graduation. Last year, he served as the Vice President of the UT-SHPE chapter. He has held leadership positions in other organizations like Model United Nations, and National Hispanic Institute; however, he considers SHPE as the most important one. He hopes to change the lives of other Hispanics, and encourage others to pursuit a STEM career.

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Luisa Florez

South Texas Subregion

 

Luisa Florez

Luisa Florez holds a B.S. in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology and a B.A. in Anthropology from The University of Texas at Austin. She is a current post-baccalaureate civil engineering student at the University of Houston and is looking forward to continuing her education with a M.S. in Water Resources Engineering, Hydrology or Fluvial Geomorphology this coming spring. She has been involved in the SHPE familia since 2012 and is excited to work with the Region 5 student chapters this year as Vice-RSR. Luisa is also a writer for SHPE Region 5. You can read her work at http://region5.shpe.org/blog/. In her free time, Luisa enjoys traveling, yoga, and listening to podcasts.

East Texas Subregion

 

Gilberto Arizpe

My name is Gilberto Arizpe, senior Electrical Engineering major at Texas A&M University. I am from Del Rio, TX, a small town on the border where I was born and raised. I have had the opportunity to intern twice in the field of industrial controls and automation. I enjoy playing sports and the outdoors, and have a passion for STEM education in K-12. I have been involved 4 years in SHPE, starting as a representative to being President last year. SHPE has given me the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, and experience the support of a famila away from home. I am passionate about STEM and the opportunity for students. I hope to contribute to the growing success of our SHPE familia with my experience as a student and a dedicated SHPE member.

Matthew Ramirez
Lucia N Galvan

West/Central Texas Subregion

 

Lucia Natalia Galvan

Natalia is a senior in Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. She was born and raised in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico and moved to Austin at age 18 for college. She hopes to focus her career in pharmaceutical research or medicinal chemistry. She joined the SHPE chapter at UT at the end of her sophomore year and 6 months after joining SHPE, Natalia became Events and Community Service coordinator for the 2016-2017 school year. As VRSR she hopes to get to know and engage with all the chapters in the West Texas sub-region, as well as ensue collaboration and support among all of Region 5. Her main goal is to contribute to the success of the Region 5 chapters and to promote STEM awareness for Hispanics to become leaders and innovators.

OK/AR Subregion

 

Evelin Lopez

I am a first generation college senior studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tulsa. Originally from Pasadena, California I moved to Oklahoma City during elementary school and graduated as salutatorian of my high school class. Last year I was Chapter President at TU and currently hold the position of SHPE Jr. Representative. With the help of the NDC committee I hope to establish TU SHPE's first SHPE Jr. Chapter in the neighboring high school. This summer I interned at UTC Aerospace Systems in Fort Worth, Texas as a Manufacturing Intern, specifically working on Landing Gear for F-15 fighter jets. I recently co-founded a student club called Niñas in STEM tailored for 3rd graders to encourage and expand their knowledge and interest in the sciences. I look forward to serving the Region 5 Lobos and continuing the familia unity across the region.

Evelin Lopez
Manuel Donati

LA/MS Subregion

 

Manuel Donati Malave

Hi, my name is Manuel Donati Malave, I am studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Houston, and I am currently in my Junior year. I was born in Caracas Venezuela, I lived there for 19 years. I moved to Houston, Texas about 5 years ago. My passion for Engineering started when my father gave me my first construction set game Meccano, then later on he gave me an electronics lab kit which started my passion for Electrical Engineering. I consider myself a very enthusiastic person, I love helping other with basically anything.

AL/TN Subregion

 

Laura Ferrer

Laura Maria Ferrer is a Senior majoring in Civil Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She was born in Barranquilla, Colombia and grew up in Martin, TN. Laura has been heavily involved in diversity programs at UTK, including the Tennessee Louis Stokes Association for Minority Participation, STEAM Minority Mentoring Program, and National Society of Black Engineers. She has been an active SHPE member for four years and has held three different officer positions. Laura has participated in undergraduate geotechnical research at UTK and a sustainable energy REU program at Texas A&M University of Kingsville. She will graduate after completing her third co-op rotation with Southern Company. As Alabama/Tennessee Vice Regional Student Representative, Laura hopes to fairly represent and inspire smaller chapters in her sub-region.

Laura Ferrer

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Carlos Ramirez

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