Regional Vice-President


Fernando A. Ceballos, E.I.T.

Fernando A. Ceballos, P.E. currently serves as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Region 5 Vice-President, overseeing 7 states and roughly 2,300 members. He has served multiple roles in other non-profits, such as the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Through his involvement, he has rolled out several marketing initiatives to drive more membership engagement, public awareness and restructuring of organizational culture. Fernando was recently named one of the 2017 Coors Light Lideres, 2018 ASCE’s New Faces of Civil Engineering and featured in the 2018 Class of Dallas Weekly’s Millennials to Watch. As a Project Engineer for Pape-Dawson Engineers, he works on residential and commercial land development projects through the state of Texas as licensed professional engineer.

Regional Graduate Representative


Luisa Florez

Luisa Florez is passionate about empowering her community to pursue their dreams and realize their potential through STEM. She is an advocate for higher education and advanced degrees. She has been active in the SHPE familia since 2012, holding various leadership positions (2014 RLDC Pre-College Chair, 2016 Vice-RSR, and Blog Contributor) and attending numerous pre-college outreach events.

Luisa holds a B.S. in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology and a B.A. in Anthropology. She is currently pursuing a M.S. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research involves turbulent fluid mechanics and buoyant plumes. Luisa is excited to fuse her skills in engineering and knowledge in geology and anthropology to develop sustainable water and environmental practices in industry.

Regional Student Representative


David Castro

Regional Junior Representative


Omar Torres