President: Joselyn Castillo
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take in life”
One of the only regrets in college I have is not joining SHPE earlier throughout my college years. With so many different clubs, SHPE is the only one that I joined, that has changed me for the better. The different opportunities that are given are unimaginable. As a junior joining, I got to learn skills that other people pay companies to teach them. The network that you build and the people that you meet are like no other. I want everyone to see what they are capable of if they are part of an organization much bigger than themselves and meet people from all over that help each other out. Last semester I got my first opportunity to join a top 500 corporate company and explore a new path that I didn’t even know was available. By then I decided everyone should get the same chance to experience the same feeling throughout college and explore/figure out their different career path. College is a long journey but if you surround yourself with a group of people who are motivated, valuable, and passionate you too will achieve that. I can honestly say that SHPE has changed my life in more ways than just my career development.
Vice-President of Internal Affairs:Carmela Vallata
Vice-President of External Affairs: Alexandra Olaya
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
There are many clubs and organizations one can be part of during their college career. The organization I chose, has to be the best decision I have made thus far in college. SHPE has kickstarted my career at a very fast pace and in the best direction possible. As a sophomore, I did not think it was possible to intern for one of the biggest companies in the world. Through SHPE I gained confidence, guidance, an awesome resume, and tips on how to score an interview and ace it. Due to this society, I am now ready to go out and attain my dream job at the next conference. SHPE has also instilled a desire in me to help others attain their goals, just as I have been helped. I am glad I can count on this organization to lead me towards success and I have definitely witnessed that what you put into SHPE is what you will get out of SHPE.
Vice-President of Corporate Affairs: Kristen Kim
” SHPE has introduced me to a great community of people, created lifelong friendships, and opened a door filled with priceless opportunities”
Vice-President of Finances: Maria Vallejo
Being part of a great familia such as SHPE. I realized that people’s goal consist of being happy and enjoy what they like to do. They are great, because they look for opportunities in order to achieve such goals, without letting obstacles stop them. I am happy that I form part of a group that can help others realize their fullest potentials.
Vice-President of Communications: Andres Sanchez
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”
SHPE has been a great experience for me, I have learned how to talk to groups of people and also develop my abilities as a leader. I found out about SHPE the first week that I moved to United States 8 months ago through one of my closest friends and ex-member of SHPE. He told me about the infinite possibilities this association offers and how he found his actual job in a National SHPE conference. Since that day I wanted to get involved and I couldn’t be more happier to be part of the SHPE family.
Professional Development Representative: Santiago Almario
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength.”
I first encountered SHPE when I was in high school through a Noche De Ciencias event put together at FIU and through my older sister, which was involved in this organization while in college. As I got involved with SHPE at FIU, I began to see all the opportunities this organization could give me to help others. I was aware of SHPE, its mission and its vision, but I did not truly begin to “realize my fullest potential” until I took leadership positions. SHPE has taken part of molding the person I am today and I know that this organization has impacted hundreds of thousands of people across the country. I am grateful for being in this organization and can only hope to keep helping SHPE and it’s members as it has helped me.
SHPE Jr. Representative: Edward Gomez
“Knowledge is mankind’s most powerful weapon.”
SHPE has allowed me to promote one of the fastest growing fields in the world, STEM. Allowing me to work with high schools to help future STEM majors prepare for college and the professional world fills me with joy. SHPE has also allowed me to meet new people from around the nation and network.
Marketing Representative: Jose Medina
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
SHPE has given me an opportunity to solidify myself not just a career or an internship or a job. It has given me a chance to solidify a future.
Secretary: Alejandro Martinez
“Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
SHPE has opened multiple opportunities in my professional life. I have been able to be expose to great construction corporations because of this society. However, most importantly, SHPE has made me a leader. Being part of this Eboard has helped me to influence many engineers of my University. This impact is what I appreciate the most from this professional society.
Webmaster: Stephanie Forero
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”