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SHPE Cal Poly is run by talented engineering students who work together to ensure our club maintains quality through continuous improvement.

SHPE Officers 2016 - 2017

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Carlos Flores

President
Electrical Engineering 2017

My name is Carlos Flores, but my family and friends call me Charly. I was born in Mexico City, Mexico and raised in Los Angeles, Ca. I am a 3rd year transfer student majoring in Electrical Engineering. I have interned at Rantec Power Systems in Los Osos, Ca and this past summer I was in San Francisco working for Pacific Gas and Electric on their Transmission Planning team.

I enjoy the outdoors, laughing and meeting new people. My goal as President is to continue to recruit, retain and successfully graduate Hispanic students in STEM with my amazing team (see below).

LinkedIn calpolyshpe.prez@gmail.com

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Anthony Ledesma

Vice President of Corporate Affairs
Mechanical Engineering 2018

As this year’s VP of Corporate Affairs, it is my goal to help my fellow peers maximize their connections with industry during their undergraduate education. Throughout the past couple of years, Cal Poly SHPE student leaders have done a great job of preparing our members to be industry-ready for their internships, co-ops, and even full-time positions. Thus, I plan on continuing the legacy as well as increasing the number of members that go into their respective career-related industries. I believe the key to success in the workforce is to have a strong network, and that is exactly what I intend to implement into my role as VP of Corporate Affairs.

Furthermore, my duties for this year include:

  • Coordinating our club’s general meetings
  • Bringing in a diverse group of members from industry, from a variety of companies
  • Hosting professional development workshops
  • Fostering and maintaining corporate support

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions regarding Cal Poly SHPE, or if you would like to simply connect with me. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I look forward to a fantastic year!

LinkedIn calpolyshpe.vp@gmail.com

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Serina Zepeda

Vice President of Membership Affairs
Architectual Engineering 2018

I am a fourth year Architectural Engineering student with two minors in Construction Management and Studio Art. I have had an internship at AB Design Studio in Santa Barbara, CA and this past summer I worked at Boeing in Huntington Beach as a Facilities Engineering Intern. I have also studied abroad in Vilnius, Lithuania at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. I love to swim, draw, sleep, eat, read, and play sports, specifically soccer, volleyball, and soccer. Please feel free to contact me about anything! I am in charge of the mentorSHPE program and making sure all our members are taken are of and heard.

LinkedIn calpolyshpe.membership@gmail.com

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Jaime Guerrero

Vice President of Community Affairs
Mechanical Engineering 2017

Hi, I am currently completing my final year at Cal Poly, and I am very excited to be in charge of Cal Poly's outreach activities as this year's VP of Community Affairs. In my 4 years of being involved with SHPE, I have really enjoyed working with students who aspire to seek a career in a STEM field. Last summer I completed a 6 month Co-Op with The J.M. Smucker Company as an operations and process improvement intern. On my free time I enjoy road-tripping, soccer, hiking, writing/producing music, and trying new food. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me!

LinkedIn calpolyshpe.outreach@gmail.com

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Josue Perez

Chapter Events Officer
Civil Engineering 2019

Hey everyone! My name is Josue Perez, I was born and raised in LA. My goal for this year is to give all our members the best time possible while they are with the SHPE family. Expect some fun events this year and to try things that you may not have done before. Or to go to places you didn’t know existed around SLO. If you have an activity you want to do or somewhere you want to go with the SHPE family, let me know. Events are all about you and I want to make sure we do things you want to do. If you have questions, comments, or boycotts, email me.

LinkedIn calpolyshpe.events@gmail.com

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Jennifer Kandell

Academics Officer
Biomedical Engineering

Hello Cal Poly SHPE Mustangs! My name is Jennifer Kandell and I am a 2nd year biomedical engineering student from Ridgecrest, California. As academic officer this year, I will strive to support educational endeavors by hosting interactive and beneficial study sessions and academic workshops. My goal is to increase academic growth for all SHPE members so that our Cal Poly chapter will shine and support the success of our organization. I want to inspire individuals to improve their study skills and reach their academic aspirations. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing sports, cooking, going to the beach, and watching movies. This past summer, I also worked at an engineering internship position that enhanced my professional and technical skills. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments! Let’s make this a great year for CP SHPE.

LinkedIn calpolyshpe.ac@gmail.com

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Esgar Pulido

Chief Technical Officer
Mechanical Engineering

Hello everybody. My name is Esgar Pulido and I am this year’s Chief Technical Officer. I am a senior Mechanical Engineering student from Santa Maria, CA. I have been fortunate enough to be involved in our SHPE chapter for the past 4 years and have attended the last 3 national conferences. I have been the SHPE Jr Chair and Alumni Relations Officer in the past and hope to use my past experience as an officer to benefit our chapter.

As Cal Poly’s SHPE CTO, I wish to provide our members with many professional development opportunities and expose them to new industries. I will be setting up design competitions for our members as well as company tours this year. We had great success with our fall design completion sponsored by Lockheed Martin. We had over 5 different engineering organizations and clubs participate and I wish to replicate the success of this event in the future, either in winter or spring quarter.

If you are an industry professional and would like to sponsor a design completion or an industry tour, feel free to contact me at the email provided below. I look forward to hearing from you.

LinkedIn calpolyshpe.cto@gmail.com

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Dulce Bugarin

Public Relations Officer
Civil Engineering 2017

Hey everyone! My name is Dulce and I am currently completing my senior year in civil engineering. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Nayarit, Mexico before moving to the Bay Area. I have served multiple officer positions for SHPE and this year I have the privilege of serving as your Public Relations officer and blowing up your emails and social media with all things SHPE related :) On an ideal world I would spend my time painting, running, attending music festivals, and binge watching on Netflix. If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email!

LinkedIn calpolyshpe.pr@gmail.com

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Nidida Vara

Treasurer
Electrical Engineering 2017

Hi! My name is Nidia Vara. I am a fourth year Electrical Engineering student from Bakersfield, CA. I transferred to Cal Poly in Fall 2014 from Bakersfield College. I will graduate in Spring 2017. As Treasurer, I collect membership fees, assess club finances, and coordinate fundraisers such as Open House. My goal is balance the club budget so officers can provide outreach activities, professional help, and academic assistance to our members. In my free time, I cook and spend time with family and friends. Feel free to contact me for any questions.

LinkedIn calpolyshpe.treasurer@gmail.com

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Gustavo Guzman

Secretary
Electrical Engineering 2018

Hello there. My name is Gustavo Guzman and I am honored to be this year’s SHPE secretary. Originally from Vallejo, CA I am a second year transfer Electrical Engineering student whom transferred from Napa Valley College. I am anticipating on graduating by Spring 2018. As secretary, I construct the agenda for officer and general meetings, actively communicate with the president, and organize the SHPE Spring Banquet. This year I look forward to meeting new faces, helping members with any questions or concerns, and set a welcoming environment for all. Teamwork makes the dream work. On my spare time, I like to work out, play sports, and eat!

calpolyshpe.secretary@gmail.com

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Irvin Lazaro

Web Master
Computer Engineering 2018

Pleasure meeting you. My name is Irvin and I am a transferred student from Santa Barbara, CA. Community College was where I was introduced to both Engineering as well as SHPE. I've been fortunate to attend a few conferences thanks to SHPE. The transition to Cal Poly was rather smooth one and a reason for that was because of this chapter. All members greeted me with so much kindness and open arms. This position is my idea of giving back to the chapter. I enjoy programming, especially when I'm listening to music (mostly alternative). I look forward in working with members and making this year one of the best years for Cal Poly SHPE. Feel free to email me if there are any questions, concerns, or just want to say hello.

LinkedIn calpolyshpe.webmaster@gmail.com

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Valeria Salazar

SHPE Jr. Chair
Aerospace Engineering

Hi, I'm Valeria Salazar and I'm a junior majoring in Aerospace Engineering. I grew up in Tijuana, Mexico and moved to San Diego, California as a sophomore in high school to pursue my dreams. SHPE is one of the main reasons I came to Cal Poly, and I'm honored to be SHPE Jr. Chair this year. I'm passionate about sharing my experiences in engineering with high school students to inspire them to pursue careers in STEM. If you enjoy giving back to the community and participating in awesome engineering activities, SHPE Jr. has a spot for you!

I love everything that has to do with rockets, satellites and airplanes, and when I'm not busy working on something related to that, you can find me running, hiking, or hanging out with friends. Feel free to approach me if you have any questions!

LinkedIn shpejr.calpoly@gmail.com

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Carla Simental

Alumni Relations Officer
Architectual Engineering 2016

I am an Architectural Engineering student from Santa Clarita, CA (Six Flags area in SoCal) finishing my undergraduate courses and starting the 4+1 program to obtain my masters from Cal Poly. After attending the SHPE National Conference in 2014, I had the privilege of receiving a summer 2015 internship with Hensel Phelps, a general contractor. During the summer of 2016, I interned as an Assistant Designer with FTF Engineering, a structural engineering firm.

Being a member of SHPE for the past 4 years, I have had the honor of serving as SHPE Jr Secretary, VP of Community Affairs, and President of the Cal Poly chapter. I have grown immensely due to professional, leadership, and academic development opportunities available to me within this national organization. Furthermore, I have continuously been provided opportunities to give back to my community through the numerous outreach events our chapter runs each year.

As Alumni Relations Officer, my main goals are to connect our chapter alumni with our current SHPE members in order to continue fostering the sense of Familia we are proud of, to provide a network for professional development, and to allow our members to ask questions to professionals in their field of interest. Please feel free to contact myself or any other officer regarding how to become involved with SHPE or if you have any questions.

LinkedIn calpolyshpe.alumni@gmail.com

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Tatiana Becerra

DCAB Relations Officer
Biochemistry 2017

My name is Tatiana Becerra and I am honored to be the Diversity officer for SHPE. My major is Biochemistry and I will be graduating with my Bachelor's Degree in Spring 2017. I was originally accepted for Biomedical Engineering, but found my true passion in the sciences after taking an organic chemistry course. I began attending Cal Poly State University in the Fall of 2014 as a transfer student. After graduation, I plan on attending a medical school to earn my PhD in biomedical science. As the DCAB Officer, my goal is to collaborate with minority engineering clubs to increase inclusivity and diversity on the Cal Poly campus.

LinkedIn calpolyshpe.dcab@gmail.com

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Rodrigo Mendez

Outreach Assistant
Electrical Engineering 2017

I'm from Bakersfield, California not born but raised on the playground is where I spent most of my days. My goal here at Cal Poly is to graduate with a B.S in electrical engineering but to also make school as fun as possible in the mean time. I came here to Cal Poly and felt kind of isolated, but becoming a part of SHPE has really helped me meet a lot of great people. Furthermore, it constantly puts me outside my comfort zone but this always leads to personal growth; I hope you consider being an active member of SHPE. It really does have a lot to offer. I've talked to recruiters at career fairs and 90% of the time they know what SHPE is and love talking to me about it. I've made so many personal and professional connections from our everyday events such as socials, outreach events and general meetings. Finally, I would say my favorite thing about SHPE are the national conferences. The experience of traveling outside of the state (with your friends) for little cost and experiencing new places and people is so much fun.

Feel free to talk to me about anything. I really do love to meet new people.

LinkedIn calpolyshpe.oc.assistant@gmail.com

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Transfer Student Representative

calpolyshpe.trep@gmail.com

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Freshman Student Representative

calpolyshpe.freshrep@gmail.com