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Meet your 2022-2023 Executive Board


Omar Garcia

Hometown: Mesa, Arizona

Alma Mater: University of Southern California (B.S. Chemical Engineering), University of California, Los Angeles (M.S. Materials Science and Engineering)

Company: BD

Years in SHPE: 7 (undergraduate, graduate, professional)

About Work: “I am a materials scientist working in the medical device industry. In my current role, I investigate how to optimize the mechanical properties of various vascular grafts, as well as how to best process the polymers used to make these devices. Moving forward, I hope to further explore the fields of automation and metrology as they pertain to the field of healthcare.”

Goals for SHPE Phoenix this year: “This year, I’d like to organize a handful of new and unique social events, which will hopefully bring out some new faces to SHPE Phoenix. Additionally, I hope to continue to run some joint, virtual events with some of the amazing professional chapters in the state of California.”

Favorite Thing About Arizona: “My favorite thing about the state of Arizona is the plethora of sunshine, which allows me to run with my friends throughout the calendar year.”

Why SHPE?: “I firmly believe in [SHPE’s] mission and hope to see a very different, much more diverse state of higher education/academia in my lifetime and think we all play a significant role in making that dream become a reality.”


William Morales

Hometown: Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico

Alma Mater: Arizona State University (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, M.S. Aerospace Engineering)

Company: Honeywell

Years in SHPE: 4.5 (undergraduate, graduate, professional)

About Work: “I currently work at Honeywell Aerospace as a Reliability, Maintainability, and System Safety (RMSS) Engineer in Tempe, AZ and I have been in this position since January 2020. Prior to this role, I was a Design Engineering Co-op at Sub-Zero Group, a luxury home appliance company, in Goodyear, AZ.”

Goals for SHPE Phoenix: “I’m excited to support the SHPE Phoenix Professional Chapter as Secretary on the executive board and ultimately continue empowering our Hispanic community. I’m particularly looking forward to organizing more in-person events and seeing all our wonderful members face to face once again.”

Favorite Thing About Arizona: “My favorite thing about Arizona is the beautiful and colorful summer sunsets, especially the ones you can appreciate at the end of a nice hike full of amazing views.”

Why SHPE?: “[When I joined SHPE de ASU] I felt welcomed right away so I continued to attend GBMs and started to get more involved. I love being part of SHPE because I strongly relate to the core values and mission statement of the organization.”

VP of Finance

Gabriel Pulido

Hometown: Santa Barbara, California

Alma Mater: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics)

Company: Honeywell

Years in SHPE: 5 (undergraduate, professional)

About Work: “I currently work at Honeywell Aerospace as a Systems Engineer in Phoenix, AZ. I have been in this position since March 2022, working on the verification of APU Control System requirements implementation.

Goals for SHPE Phoenix: “For the rest of the year, I hope to exceed my expectations as VP of Finance, and be as involved as possible with Professional and Undergraduate Chapter events.”

Favorite Thing About Arizona: “My favorite thing about AZ is the outdoor activities all across the state and nonstop sunshine throughout most of the year.”

Why SHPE?: “SHPE offers a community and an empowering network of Hispanics in STEM, which gives me motivation to pursue my goals while giving back to the organization that has influenced me so much over the years.”

VP of Membership

Marvin Rodriguez

Hometown: San Pedro, California

Alma Mater: Harbor Community College (associates degree), California Polytechnic University, Pomona (B.S. Electrical Engineering), California State University, Long Beach (M.S. Electrical Engineering)

Company: Honeywell

Years in SHPE: 3 (professional)

About Work: “I work as a Systems Engineer at Honeywell Aerospace. As a Systems Engineer, I interact directly with our customers to determine what they are looking for and need then I work with Honeywell engineers to develop, procure and verify our proposed solution.”

Goals for SHPE Phoenix: “This year I plan to focus on increasing our professional chapter members by hosting networking, in-person events.”

Favorite Thing About Arizona: “So far, my favorite thing to do in Arizona is explore Arizona!”

Why SHPE?: “I enjoy volunteering in the engineering community. I have had the opportunity to attend the National and the Regional Leadership Development Conferences, which have helped me grow as an individual and as an engineer. I really enjoy meeting new people and look forward to meeting our members at our in-person events.”

VP of Outreach

Diana Mendoza-Schuelke

Hometown: Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

Alma Mater: Instituto Tecnologico de Chihuahua (B.S. Materials Engineering), Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados (M.S. Materials Science)

Company: Honeywell

Years in SHPE: 1 (professional)

About Work: “I am proud to be a Senior Manager at Honeywell for Materials Engineers located in Tempe, Phoenix, Taiwan, and Materials Lab at Tempe site. I started my career at Honeywell Chihuahua, Mexico, in 2008 (my first engineering job). Then, in 2011 I moved to the Honeywell, Mexicali, B.C, Mexico site (3 years). In 2014, I moved to Honeywell Tempe where I am currently located.”

Goals for SHPE Phoenix: “One of the things I would like to accomplish is to make sure everybody knows about us and help others to achieve their goals, help others to see their value/talent and develop them and influence them to become their best.”

Favorite Thing About Arizona: “I love many places in Arizona (I feel like I am a tourist) and my favorite area in Arizona is a natural reservoir located in Gilbert.”

Why SHPE?: “I did not know about [SHPE] until I moved to US. When I came to work in Arizona, I started learning about this wonderful society and investigated the amazing activities and scope, and that made me decide to be a part of it and help our community to grow.”


Chloeleen Mena

Hometown: Carson, California

Alma Mater: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (B.S. Electrical Engineering, Robotics)

Company: Northrop Grumman

Years in SHPE: 6 (undergraduate, professional)

About Work: “I currently work at Northrop Grumman in Chandler, AZ as an electrical engineer (I originally joined NG at San Diego in October of 2020). The facility, as a whole, works on launch vehicles (rockets, missiles, etc.), but my current tasking involves developing drawings for the production of our vehicle hardware. My responsibilities have changed depending on the needs of the program.”

Goals for SHPE Phoenix: “As Webmaster for SHPE Phoenix, I hope to level up our presence on social media and reach more of our community. I look forward to fostering stronger relationships with the student chapters of Arizona and the professional chapters of Region 2.”

Favorite Thing About Arizona: “My favorite thing is the fact that my plants are thriving!! My cacti and succulents are loving the sun out here”

Why SHPE?: “In college, I was able to find a sense of belonging at SHPE ERAU, especially as an underrepresented student going to school out-of-state. SHPE has also helped me develop the soft skills to become the professional I am today.”