Deyzi Ixtabalan, President
Hello, my name is Deyzi Ixtabalan and I currently work as a Harness Manufacturing Engineer for Northrop Grumman. I became an active member with SHPE de ASU in 2010 and transitioned to a professional member with SHPE Phoenix. In 2015, I joined what is now the Special Events Committee for SHPE National Convention and moved to California a year later for work. Recently moved back to Arizona last November and am excited to meet new members and reconnect with previous SHPE Professionals. Looking forward to new ideas and advancing together as a chapter.
Francisco Brown-Muñoz, VP of Membership
¡Hola! My name is Francisco Brown-Muñoz and I am the Vice President of Membership for the SHPE Phoenix Chapter. 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 as a Lifetime Member of this organization. I am a firm believer in SHPE’s mission and vision, and my goal is to help other Latinx STEM professionals get involved and become SHPE members in order to empower the next generation of Latinx STEM leaders, to increase, strengthen, and diversify their network, and take advantage of the professional development resources that SHPE has to offer.
Marvin Rodriguez, VP of Finance
My name is Marvin Rodriguez and I am the VP of Finance for SHPE Phoenix. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic state University Pomona and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus in control systems from California State University Long Beach. I am currently working as a Systems Engineer at Honeywell Aerospace where I have to the opportunity to apply control systems theories into aircraft applications. SHPE Phoenix has allowed me to network with likeminded individuals at professional and social settings. I look forward to meeting you at out next event!
Joseline Valenzuela, VP of Outreach
Hello everyone! My name is Joseline Valenzuela Quintero. I am originally from Sinaloa, Mexico and graduated in May 2019 with a BSE in Biomedical Engineering from ASU. I am so excited to be this year’s SHPE Phoenix VP of Outreach! When I first joined SHPE de ASU in November 2014 as a freshman, I was instantly drawn to the outreach team. I became the Outreach Director of Junior Chapter Outreach in January 2015 and I stayed in that role until May 2016. After that I continued to be involved in the executive board as Vice President Internal, Webmaster and President. After graduating, I was given the opportunity to join the Mentorship program, this time as a mentor to one of SHPE de ASU members. I currently work as a Manufacturing Quality Engineer at BD, specializing in stents and grafts. I have experience in Regulatory Affairs and post-market quality assessments for various medical devices. I am also currently taking classes at Harvard X online to further my understanding of the healthcare industry so I can make sure to continue to improve people’s quality of life.I look forward to using my past experience in outreach to create informative online sessions for students and parents. My goals in this position include creating awareness of the importance of diversity in any industry and strengthening the connection between SHPE Phoenix and Student Orgs in Region 2.
Maira Garcia, Secretary
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. This term, I am looking forward to connecting with our membership in creative and innovative ways.
Noe Ruiz, Webmaster
Noe graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 2019. He was a co-op at Jordan & Skala Engineers and now works at Burns & McDonnell to provide electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions for local businesses, municipalities and multifamily communities. Noe started his involvement in SHPE as a student and joined as a professional after graduation. As a new board member, Noe hopes to build his professional network and grow the Phoenix Professional Chapter