Francisco Brown-Muñoz, President

¡Hola! My name is Francisco Brown-Muñoz and I am the president of the SHPE Phoenix Chapter for 2021-2022. I am originally from Hermosillo, México; I hold a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Arizona State University; and I am currently an environmental engineer at Arcadis. I have been involved in SHPE since my freshman year of college and have continued my involvement as a Lifetime Member of this organization. I am a firm believer in SHPE’s mission and vision, and my goal is to help Latinx STEM professionals and our allies get involved in order to support and empower the next generation of Latinx STEM leaders; to increase, strengthen, and diversify their networks; and to take advantage of the professional development resources that SHPE has to offer.

Maira Garcia, VP of Membership

My name is Maira Garcia and I was born and raised in Phoenix. I have a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Arizona (bear down!) and currently work as a Systems Engineer for Honeywell Aerospace. I have been a SHPE member since 2010 and fell in love with the organization from day one. I have enjoyed volunteering and encouraging students to pursue engineering as well as mentoring youth. I’ve gained a lot from SHPE and hope to continue to pay it forward. 


Sergio Ortiz, VP of Finance

Hello, name is Sergio Ortiz and I am the VP of Finance for SHPE Phoenix. 
Twelve years ago, as I saw my bottle rocket slowly descend to me and the rest of my High School Physics class after successfully launching some 50 ft into the air and then deploying the parachute that was carefully tucked underneath its nosecone, I knew I wanted to be an engineer. 
As I completed my engineering studies at the University of Arizona, SHPE UA was integral in helping me network, prepare for midterms and job interviews, as well as create life-long friendships. 
Today, I have since transitioned from a 6-year career as a Systems Engineer in the Defense industry and now help Healthcare & Tech professionals reach financial freedom and create generational-wealth as a registered Financial Advisor.
As the SHPE Phoenix VP of Finance, I hope to build new corporate partnerships while also helping raise and manage funds to support our professional chapter’s mission and vision. I look forward to meeting you all at out next event!

William Morales, VP of Outreach

Hello, my name is William Morales and I am a Reliability and System Safety Engineer at Honeywell Aerospace. I graduated with bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in December 2019, and I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. I began my journey in SHPE in 2017 as an undergrad with SHPE de ASU. After being an active member, helping host events, and learning more about the organization, I decided to serve in the executive board as a Professional Liaison interacting with SHPE Phoenix and other professionals in the area to maintain the mentorSHPE program. I firmly believe in SHPE’s mission and vision, and that’s why now I would like to serve as VP of outreach for SHPE Phoenix to continue raising awareness, providing access, and preparing Hispanic Professionals and Students to become leaders of today and tomorrow

Joseline Valenuela Quintero, Secretary

Hello SHPE Phoenix! I am running for Secretary because I want to continue contributing to the organization. I have been involved with SHPE since 2014 and I attribute part of my success to all the experiences SHPE has provided. As a new professional, I see SHPE Phoenix as a powerful network of mentors and peers and I want to continue being a part of it.


Omar Garcia, Web Wizard 

Hi! My name is Omar. I just began my professional engineering career and am looking to stay involved with SHPE after my previous involvement as an undergraduate and graduate student. In my time with SHPE, I’ve had the opportunity to take on a number of positions within my chapters, but one area I have yet to work in is that of public relations. I think being webmaster would be a fun and interesting opportunity to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes of the chapter’s communication.