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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 2017 - 2018

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Serina Zepeda

Architectural Engineering 2018

I am a fifth 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, at Boeing in Huntington Beach as a Facilities Engineering Intern, and this past summer I worked for Holmes Structures in Downtown Los Angeles. I have also studied abroad in Vilnius, Lithuania at Vilnius Glediminas 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!


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Josue Perez

Vice President of Corporate Affairs
Civil Engineering 2019

Hello everyone! My name is Josue Perez. I am a third year civil engineering major and a Resident Advisor for University Housing. I am a ambivert, I enjoy biking, hanging out with my friends, and going on adventures, but also love to binge watch Netflix, sleep in, and repair bicycles.

I have been an officer since my first year and my goal ever since was to prepare our members as best as I can for life after college. This year my main goal is to connect members with our corporate sponsors and expand the amount of companies we interact with. If you have questions or comments, email me at


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Irvin Lazaro

Vice President of Membership Affairs
Computer Engineering 2018

I have been involved with SHPE since I was in community college in Santa Barbara. SHPE helped with the transition from community college to a university in regards to meeting people and becoming part of a familia. My goal is to build and maintain this familia. Hobbies involve filming, photography, jogging, and programming. I enjoy listening to music while I program; music involving alternate rock. I look forward to a great year with a great familia.


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Valeria Salazar

Vice President of Community Affairs
Aerospace Engineering 2019

Hello everyone! I'm Valeria Salazar and I'm a fourth year aerospace engineering student. 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 the VP of Outreach this year. I'm really passionate about outreach and about giving back to the community, my goals are to increase diversity in STEM fields and to inspire students to pursue college.

As an aerospace engineering student, I love everything that has to do space, rockets, and airplanes and this past summer I had the amazing opportunity of interning at NASA JPL. On my free time, you can usually find me running, hiking, or hanging out with friends. If you enjoy giving back to the community, participating in awesome engineering activities, or just want to chat with me, feel free to contact/ approach me!


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Erik Lopez

Chapter Events Officer
Civil Engineering 2019

Hey Everyone! My name is Erik Lopez and I'm excited to be your Chapter Events Officer this year. I was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, but grew up in Fresno, CA. I am a 3rd year Civil Engineering major also minoring in Construction Management. This summer I was fortunate enough to gain industry experience out in the field as well as in the office while interning for RGW Construction in Livermore, CA. Some of my favorite hobbies are playing soccer, sleeping, and hanging out with friends.

Throughout the year I aim to put on some fun and exciting events you will all enjoy. Apart from having a good time I hope these events foster that special Familia support we have. If you have any cool suggestions or if there's any activities you would really like to do, feel free to reach out and I'll do my best to make that happen. Look forward to a great year with y'all!

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Ireneidalys Mata

Academics Officer
Architectural Engineering 2018

Hello SHPE-sters! I go by Irene, and I'm this year's Academic Officer. I'm an Architectural Engineering major, and Construction Management minor from Riverside, California. For several months now, I have held an internship with E.W. Webb Engineering, both back home and remotely. When I'm not studyingor working, I love to Netflix, doodle, craft, read, and spend time with friends and family. My goal this year is to strengthen our Academic Pillar. I hope to do so by providing our members with academic tips, workshops, study sessions, and resources/connections. Most importantly, I will recognize our top academic members, and our members who have shown great academic improvement.

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Monica Farfan

Chief Technical Officer
Mechanical Engineering

Hi everybody, I am a third year Mechanical Engineering student from Oxnard, CA. I have been in SHPE since my first year here at Cal Poly but this is the first time that I am serving as an officer and I am really excited about that! I spent my summer interning at Cisco in San Jose and apart from learning a lot I got to try lots of new food from different cultured which was awesome! On my free time I like to adventure, read, eat, and binge watch shows on Netflix.

As this year’s Chief Technical Officer I plan to provide our members with as many professional development opportunities as possible. I attended last year’s national conference and I encourage everyone to attend the conference at least once during their time here because it’s an incredible experience. My duties as CTO include planning design competitions throughout the year and setting up company tours, both of which I started working on during the summer so you will have lots to look forward to! If you have any questions, ideas or if you just want to talk please feel free to email me or reach out to me at our meetings, I’m always up for meeting new people!

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Daniel Salmeron

Public Relations Officer
Civil Engineering 2018

Hello everyone, my name is Daniel Salmeron and I am entering my final year at Cal Poly. I am majoring in Civil Engineering and minoring in Construction Management. I was born and raised in the Bay Area, San Mateo, CA specifically. I went to community college in the Bay Area before transferring into Cal Poly. In my spare time I like to go to the gym, go on hikes, swim at the beach, and cook. This year I have the privilege of being the Public Relations Officer which means you will be receiving many emails and announcements from me. I will also make it an effort of make our chapter's presence known on social media so be on the look out. That being said if you have any questions please feel free to contact me, I promise I'm friendly:)


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Juan Villalobos

Mechanical Engineering 2018

Hello everybody! My name is Juan Villalobos and I am this year's Treasurer. I am a third-year transfer Mechanical Engineering student. I transferred to Cal Poly in Fall 2015 from Ventura College. I will be graduating in Spring 2018. My job as the Treasurer is to collect membership fees, asses club finances, and coordinate fundraisers such as Open House. My goal is to balance the club budget so officers can provide outreach activities, professional help, and academic assistance to our members. In my free timem, I like to go on runs, hike, and bike around SLO. This year I look forward on meeting new faces and please feel free to contact me for any questions.

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Salvador Cortes Soancatl

Electrical Engineering 2019

Hey there!
My name is Salvador Cortes Soancatl and I am honored to be this year’s SHPE secretary. I am currently a third year Electrical Engineering student from the small town of Livingston (Central Valley). This year my goal as secretary is to organize a great end of the year banquet, facilitate SHPE resources to new members, and assist the president with making SHPE great club on campus.

This past summer I interned for Eaton Corporation as a Power Systems Engineer in the city of Phoenix. During my internship had the opportunity to collaborate with professionals in the field and assist them with power system studies. My time with Eaton was really rewarding because I got to learn not only the technical aspect of being a power system engineer, but also the not so technical hands on part of the job. While in Arizona I got to do some camping (North Arizona and Colorado) with co-workers, play pick-up soccer, and got to do a lot of food tasting around the big city.

In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer (Barcelona fan), building cool Arduino projects, and hanging out with friends.

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Luis Delgado

Web Master
Electrical Engineering 2018

Hey everybody!
I am excited to be SHPE’s Webmaster this year. I am responsible for updating the club’s website and setting up any technical equipment used. I was born in Lompoc, CA and grew up in Santa Barbara, CA. I am a third-year transfer student majoring in Electrical Engineering. This summer I worked as an Electrical/Firmware Intern at Raytheon in Goleta, CA. I have also been part of SHPE since my freshmen year in college, back in Santa Barbara City College and I can testify for the professional and academic benefits that this organization offers its members. Take advantage and network!
If you have any questions about SHPE, my position, myself, or any other please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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Daniel Sanchez

SHPE Jr. Chair
Aerospace Engineering

Hello, my name is Daniel Sanchez and I’m a senior majoring in Aerospace Engineering. I am from Fresno, California and I am honored to be the SHPE Jr. Chair for this year. In the summer of 2017 I had the privilege of receiving an internship with Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Company.

I am very passionate in promoting higher education to those people who are underrepresented, especially those who are underrepresented in STEM fields. I came to Cal Poly with that passion but SHPE has truly helped me promote higher education.

My main goal as SHPE Jr. Chair is to inspire high school students to fulfill their goals no matter what. If you are interested in helping others and do cool engineering activities at the same time, then SHPE Jr. is the place for you!

If you are interested in learning more about SHPE Jr. or just want to say hi or talk about planes or talk about Game of Thrones or you know talk about anything, please feel free to talk to me!

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Veronica Franco

Alumni Relations Officer
Architectual Engineering 2018

Hello all! My name is Veronica Franco, I’m from San Diego/Tijuana and this will be my final year at Cal Poly. I am a fifth-year Architectural Engineering student with a minor in Construction Management. This past summer I worked with Moreno Structural Engineering in Fresno as a Structural Engineer intern, and I learned so much about my field. As the new SHPE Alumni Relations Officer, my goal will be to connect our SHPE members with our chapter alumni. I want students to be able to network, and be comfortable asking questions to professionals in their field of interest. I’d also want our members to score an internship during one of those networking events, it’s possible! If you are a Cal Poly Alum reading this, and want to give back to your community, please feel free to contact myself or any other officer, and we will assist you with any questions you have about how to become involved with SHPE. On another note, something about me would be that I can’t say no to tacos, tortas, pizza…any type of food actually. If you want to get to know me more, don’t hesitate to say hi, I look forward to meeting you all!

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Bryan Garcia

DCAB Relations Officer
Manufacturing Engineering 2020

Hello! My name is Bryan Garcia, I am a second year Architectural engineering student. I grew up in Hawthorne, which is in the Los Angeles area. I favorite thing to do see listen to music, my favorite artists are Logic, Major Lazer, and ODESZA. I'm a competitive person so I enjoy playing soccer, video games and the guitar.

I'm super excited to be the DCAB officer for SHPE and I look forward to working on awesome events for us. As DCAB, I intend to work both personally, by excelling academically, and collaboratively, with my peers in the SHPE, to collectively raise our standing within the engineering community.

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Saraith Aspuro

Outreach Assistant
Manufacturing Engineering 2020

Hello! My name is Saraith and I am a third-year manufacturing engineering student from Sacramento. I first learned about SHPE as a senior in high school, when students from SHPE CSU Sacramento came to my high school to volunteer. It was eye-opening to see engineers that looked like me and were eager to give back to our community. That is why, as your outreach assistant, I want to encourage you all to participate in our volunteer activities. It will change your college experience and hopefully the high school experience of the students we work with.

In my free time, I enjoy binge watching Netflix, going on road trips and eating around SLO! Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting you all and making this another great year!

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Junnior Rodriguez

Transfer Student Representative

Saludos mi gente!!! I have recently transferred here as a Mechanical Engineering major from Cypress College in Orange County, CA. I’m honored to be your Transfer Representative. We all know engineering is tough, but we are tougher! I’m here to help you accomplish your goals especially into transitioning ourselves in this fine institution. If you need any advice on how to manage your time, balance your schedule and in getting involved, don’t hesitate to ask and let’s Taco ‘bout it! They call me Junnior “Si Se Puede” Rodriguez because I will show and share with you how we can do it together!
In just my first quarter, I’ve already earned a mechanical engineering internship with Daimler Mercedes Benz, the teaching assistant position for the machining class, played an intramural sport (softball), got highly involved with Cal Poly Racing’s Formula SAE team, MEP, EOP and of course with nuestra familia de SHPE while making the Dean’s List!
I have a strong passion for engineering and love to help others succeed. Please feel free to reach out to me for anything. I have extensive experience and love to talk about all things mechanical, cars, racing, baseball, hiking and cooking. Let’s collaborate to help build the best version of ourselves!

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Hector Delgado

Freshman Student Representative
Aerospace Engineering 2021

Hello everyone! My name is Hector Delgado Marquez. I’m a first year aerospace engineering student here at Cal Poly. I was born in Los Angeles, but lived most of my life in the Central Valley. In my free time I like to run on trails, watch Netflix, and hangout with friends.

I’m excited to be this year’s freshmen representative and help make SHPE your familia. Please feel free to contact if you have any questions or comments.