Luisa Flores

Luisa is a graduate from The University of Texas at Austin and has a B.S. in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology and a B.A. in Anthropology. She is passionate about fusing her skills in engineering and knowledge in geology and anthropology to develop sustainable water and environmental practices in industry. She plans to further explore this area through a graduate degree in water resources engineering or fluvial geomorphology. She has been active in the SHPE familia since 2012.

Sarah Vasquez

Sarah has always shown passion for professional development. She believes it is the greatest avenue to empowerment for Latinx and under-represented people today. Sarah has held over seven internships over the course of three years, and is no stranger to resumes and interviews! Aside from navigating life as a recent graduate and career writer, Sarah is a proud Latina and the co-founder of We, Too, Are America, an organization that combats anti-immigrant sentiment through storytelling. Sarah holds a BS in public relations from The University of Texas at Austin.


Mirka Mendez

I was raised in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. At the age of fifteen, I moved to El Paso, TX to complete high school and hoping to go to college in the U.S. My involvement in SHPE began with my involvement in the SHPE Jr. chapter at my high school were I served as vice-president my senior year. When I moved to UT, SHPE was the first organization that I got involved with, my first year I was the SHPE Jr. representative and my second year I served as Secretary. I am currently a third-year Petroleum Engineering student at UT Austin and a SHPE active member. I have encountered many challenges throughout my years in the U.S., I realized how important personal and professional development are for the advancement of an individual that has never had any exposure to them. My goal is to provide SHPE members with valuable information for them to keep growing.