Leadership

Feliciano Montoya
Region 2 Vice President


Feliciano Montoya has been an active SHPE member since his freshmen year at Arizona State University, where he earned his B.S.E. in Computer Systems Engineering. During that time, he served as Student Chapter President and Vice-RSR. In these roles, Montoya helped to significantly increase student membership and conference participation, earning accolades for his chapter. As a professional, he helped with the regional conferences with the most recent being the RLDC 2016 Professional Chair. In his first year as RVP, he hopes to revive idle chapters, streamline the flow of membership data from national, and increase the student/professional membership by 25%. It is with great enthusiasm in which Montoya accepts his new role and is looking forward to continuing the momentum set by past RVP, Heidy Arriola.

Omar Garcia
Region 2 Student Representative


Omar Garcia is a fourth year chemical engineering student at the University of Southern California. Over the years, SHPE has provided him with a valuable connection to his community as well as academic support and leadership development. His ultimate goal is to help the Society produce greater numbers of well-rounded Hispanic STEM students graduating with advanced degrees. His hobbies include reading, working out, and learning new things.

Daisy Benitez
Region 2 Graduate Rep


Originally from Dallas, Daisy is a masters student studying environmental engineering at USC. She hopes to continue into a Phd program and work as a researcher at a national lab.

Diana Ramos
Region 2 Junior Representative


Diana is a masters student studying engineering management at USC.


Uriel Ramos
Vice Region 2 Student Representative


My name is Uriel Ramos and I am a fourth year electrical engineering major at University of California, Santa Barbara. I am one of this years Vice RSRs. Some of my hobbies include tennis and dancing. At my chapter I am known as the dance machine. I have been very involved with SHPE in my undergrad career and I hope to continue and enhance that through Vice RSR.

Vanessa Quintero
Vice Region 2 Student Representative


Vanessa Quintero is a junior pursuing a bachelors degree in electrical engineering at Cal State Northridge. She has interned at NASA JPL for four consecutive summers and currently holds the role of Vice Region 2 Student Representative.

Francisco Robes
Vice Region 2 Student Representative


Franciso is a senior majoring in Electrical Engineering at University of California, San Diego. He was first introduced to SHPE at San Diego City College back in 2011. He is currently an intern at San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and serves as the president for the SHPE UCSD chapter. His hobbies include playing soccer and going to the beach.

Krystalyn Laura Rey Hipolito
Vice Region 2 Student Representative


Krystalyn Laura Rey Hipolito is a Child Development & Family Studies, and Family Life Education, double major at the California State University, Long Beach. She has been involved in SHPE for 5 years and served respectively as Membership Chair, Secretary, and Co-President. She became a strong advocate for STEM education, outreach community service, and strives to continue to raise STEM awareness.