Maria De Lourdes López Espinoza

Director of Global NRP Manufacturing Operations Cummins

María de Lourdes, or Lulú, as she is better known, was born in México in 1974, to a family with deep roots in the agriculture activity in the central state of San Luis Potosí.

She earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and a Masters in Administration from Universidad Autónoma in San Luis Potosí, México.  Read More

Dr. Francis J. Samalot

Sr. Engineer Boeing

Francis was born and raised in ‘La Isla del Encanto’ Borinquen. In 2001 she graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. In 2004 she obtained her MS, and PhD in 2007 both in Material Science and Engineering from the University of Alabama, at Birmingham. Read More

Dr. Dora Renaud

Sr. Director SHPE

Dora Renaud currently serves as the Senior Director of Academic Programs and Professional Development for SHPE National. Dora is currently serving on the DiscoverE’s thought leadership team for the 2019 Global Marathon for, by and about Women in Engineering & Technology. Dora’s career trajectory includes 20+ years of educational leadership experience as an international principal, curriculum director, Read More

Monique Quesada

Diplomat in Residence for South Florida and Puerto Rico, U.S. Department of State

Monique Quesada is the Diplomat in Residence (DIR) based in Miami at Florida International University and Miami Dade College. She covers the Florida educational district that spans from Daytona Beach to Key West, as well as Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. As the DIR, she engages with University and High School students, as well as with professional organizations, to raise awareness about careers and internship opportunities in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service and Civil Service corps. Read More

Fernando Rosario

President Exeqpath | Chief Technology Officer Raisal

President and founder of Exeqpath, a leadership development company. Additionally, he is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Raisal, a commercial lending company, and a former executive within Accenture’s Human Resources Talent Acquisition organization, managing the overall diversity recruiting efforts in North America. Read More

Miguel Alemañy

Director P&G | SHPE NBOD Chair

Director R&D, Flavor & Fragrances Discipline, Corporate Research, Fabric & Home Care Fragrances & Delivery Technologies Worldwide

  • Born and raised in Puerto Rico
  • BS ChE from UPRM
  • Married with 1 son studying Industrial Design
  • First Hispanic hired in Cincinnati R&D in P&G
  • First UPRM graduate in P&G
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Edwin Moure Negrón

Customer Program Manager Boeing | SHPE RVP 7

An accomplished, award-winning business leader with more than 20 years of success and impact in organizational leadership; risk management; business process establishment and re-engineering, project and program leadership; business and revenue development; industry compliance, and key client engagement. Read More

William “Will” Davis

Deputy Diversity & Inclusion Manager NASA

Deputy Diversity & Inclusion Manager with NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center’s (JSC) Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Previous to this position, he served for twelve years as an engineer with the Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate at NASA JSC where was a subject matter expert in the areas of materials and processes engineering, quality engineering, mechanical parts, and anti-counterfeiting. Read More

John-Paul “JP” R. Martinez

Sr. Human Resource Leader Boeing

Senior HR Leader for Electronic Sensors & Intelligence Solutions (ES&IS) and Autonomous Systems Engineering.  As a Senior HR Leader in the Potomac Region, John-Paul “JP” oversees key HR & Business strategic initiatives for Boeing’s fast-growing Autonomous Systems Division, including the Potomac Region’s human capital growth strategy and employee engagement efforts. Read More

Juan Rivera

Sr. Vice President of Engineering Citrix

Juan Rivera is senior Vice President of engineering at Citrix Systems. Juan holds a BS in computer engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and a MS in software engineering management from Rochester Institute of Technology.  Juan is from Jayuya, PR, has been married for 20 years and has three kids and one dog.

Erick Jimenez

Program Manager P&G

A twenty-five year employee of P&G, Erick Jimenez attended Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.  He holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering specializing in thermal sciences.  In his current assignment as Program Manager, he leads a multi-functional team of Commercial and Technical collaborators which brings to life new product Innovation for the Swiffer and Mr. Clean brands that delights consumers and creates value for the corporation. Read More

Roger Cruz

Sr. Software Manager Citrix

With 30 years as an electrical and software engineer involved in designing CPUs to founding a company to run Windows software on mobile devices, Roger Cruz thrives in the challenges of pushing technologies to new limits.  Read More

Jackie Aguilera

Marketing Consultant Caterpillar

Jackie Aguilera, Caterpillar Marketing Consultant, is originally from El Salvador. He arrived to the United States on an exchange program to attend college in the Midwest completing an undergrad degree in Electronics Engineering and a graduate degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Illinois. Read More

Angel Crespo

Program Director Lockheed Martin Space

Angel Crespo is the Program Director for the Fleet Ballistic Missiles (FBM) Test and Support Products (TSP) organization located at the Eastern Range (ER) in Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Florida. He is also the Lockheed Martin Site Director for FBM at the ER. Read More

Eduardo Martinez

Executive Director Manufacturing Cummins

Eduardo Martinez serves as Executive Director of Manufacturing for Cummins and previously served as General Manager of its Global Remanufacturing Business.

Throughout his 24-year career at Cummins, Eduardo has performed roles in Manufacturing, Operations, Distribution, Finance, Strategy and General Management. Read More

Braulio Eduardo Reyes

Leadership and Technical Development Program Caterpillar

Braulio is currently in the Caterpillar Leadership and Technical Development Program (LTDP) Order to Delivery (Operations) track. His current rotation has him in Corinth, Mississippi where I serve as a Supply Chain Management Engineer supporting Inventory logistics and engineering change management. Read More

Leo Soto

Engineer Boeing | SHPE RVP 2

Leo Soto is an engineer from New Jersey, who currently resides in Los Angeles, California. He began his journey as a first generation college student when he attend Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey. Upon completion of his Associate’s Degree in engineering, he transferred to Rutgers University where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon completing this venture, he moved to Los Angeles to begin his career with the Boeing Company. Read More

Nalby Intharaksa

Director of Technology NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

Nalby is the Director of Technology at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises responsible for leading the Information Technology strategy and IT technologies for Telemundo Network, Studios, Telemundo International and NBC UNIVERSO.  She is currently leading Infrastructure, Client Services and Applications teams in the execution of projects and initiatives most recently the build out of the new Miami Telemundo Center facility. Read More

William Andrew Verastegui

SHPE National Undergraduate Representative

William Andrew Verastegui is a graduating senior at the University of Texas at Austin with a major in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Portuguese. He is originally from San Antonio, Texas, but lived in Tampa, Florida from 2004 to 2014.

He first became involved in SHPE in 2014 and has held 5 leadership positions at the local and national level, including two terms as the UT Austin Chapter President. Read More

Ramon Jesus Iglesias

Assistance Professor of Military Science Region 6 / Florida International University

Military Education: Airborne School, Basic Jumper – Military Police School, Officer Basic Course – Company Commander and First Sergeant Course – Air Assault Course Resident – Drivers Training Course MRAP and M1151 – Combat Lifesaver Course – AMEDD Captain Career Course. Read More

James S. Brown

Director of the Overseas Building Operations (OBO) Regional Support Center (ORSC), U.S. Department of State

James S. Brown, a career specialist Facility Manager in the Foreign Service, is currently the Director of the Overseas Building Operations (OBO) Regional Support Center (ORSC) located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Jim joined the Department of State in 1998 and has served at various posts overseas. His first posting was Nairobi then Berlin, Nicosia, Dhaka, London, Kabul, Lima and recently Tokyo.  Read More

Rick De La Guardia


Rick De La Guardia is President and Founder of DLG Engineering, Inc. (DLGE), a consulting firm specializing in the design, analysis and forensic inspections of building envelope systems to help mitigate or assess storm damage in hurricane prone regions of the country. DLGE was founded in South Florida in 2009 during the height of an economic downturn, now known as the Great Recession, when many engineering firms were struggling and opening an engineering firm was considered ill advised. Read More

Rosa Morales

SHPE National Graduate Representative

Shpe involvement : Member since 2013 – Chapter leader – National leader


Ashley Jones

Assistant Director of Enrollment Management at Wake Forest University

Ashley Jones is an Assistant Director of Enrollment Management with a focus on URG and Diversity & Inclusion recruiting for the Masters in Accounting, Business Analytics, and Management programs. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio and a Marketing graduate of Ohio University in Athens.  Ashley has worked as a technical recruiter in Charlotte, NC with some of the large banking institutions and online advertising companies. Read More

Eugenio Jaramillo


Eugenio Jaramillo has a unique passion for serving others by sharing his 40 plus years of work experience in Corporate America. He credits much of his success to his ability to connect with people on a very personal level. He was the Director of Aviation Construction for a South Florida Contractor. He created over $600M of Aviation Construction Projects, executed them flawlessly and profitably over a 25-year storied career. Read More

Carmen Vazquez

Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS)
Raleigh, NC

Ms. Vazquez is a Researcher at the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences, at NC State University, in Raleigh, NC. Her areas of research include analytic integrity, collaboration, and diversity and inclusion. She is a Senior Intelligence Analyst and a Senior Language Analyst. In addition, Ms. Vazquez has extensive management experience and has held a variety of supervisory and leadership positions in the Operations and Research Directorates. Ms. Vazquez started her career at NSA over 30 years ago, a graduate of the University of TN, Knoxville (Go Vols!) with a degree in Political Theory and Modern Languages. Read More