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.

Celso Gomez
Region 2 Student Representative

Celso Antonio Gomez is a third year mechanical engineering student at CSULB. Over the years, SHPE has provided him with a valuable connection to his community as well as academic support and leadership development. It also furnished mentors who helped him overcome a speech impediment caused by the anxiety of meeting new people. This empowered Gomez to serve as SHPE-CSULB events coordinator and most recently vice RSR. Now he looks forward to re-engaging chapters and sharing helpful tools and knowledge to address their weaknesses. His ultimate goal is to help the Society produce greater numbers of well-rounded Hispanic STEM professionals.

Ricardo Medina
Region 2 Graduate Rep

Ricardo is a PhD student in Civil Engineering at U.C. Irvine.

Region 2 Junior Representative

Soon to be announced.

Diego Alcaide
Vice Region 2 Student Representative

Diego Alcaide is a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He also serves as the President of the SHPE UNLV chapter. It is with the highest honor that he is able to say that he will be serving on the Undergraduate Leadership Team as one of the Vice RSRs this school year.

Brenda Guadalupe Maldonado
Vice Region 2 Student Representative

Brenda Guadalupe Maldonando is a senior studying Civil Engineering, with a minor in Urban Studies, at the University of California, Irvine. She is excited to be a part of the regional undergraduate leadership team and serve as one of the Vice Regional Student Representatives.

Jose Luis Ramirez
Vice Region 2 Student Representative

Jose Luis Ramirez 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.