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Go here to learn more about the 9 different Board of Director roles. Below are the nominated candidates backgrounds.
David aguirre guerra
Education: University of Texas at Austin; BSA Computer Science; BA Economics
Current Role: Technology Analyst at Goldman Sachs
Previous SHPE involvement: New Member
Involvement in community: Current: GS UT Scouting Team
Why: Being Hispanic I am aware of the many challenges we have to overcome to be able to graduate from college and land a job, especially if someone needs visa sponsorship like I did. I am lucky enough to work for a Fortune 500 company and I want to help other students just like others helped me.
David Aguirre, originally from Mexico, moved to the United States when he was 18. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a dual-degree in Economics and Computer Science. As a student, David served many leadership roles, was elected Technology Director for the Natural Science Council and helped welcome incoming students as an Orientation Advisor. Currently, he is working for Goldman Sachs as a technology analyst. David enjoys hiking, playing racquetball, international travel and playing board games.
andrea v. shinn
Andrea, originally from Peru, joined the SHPE familia as a freshman at the University of Kansas (KU). During college, she held several executive board positions in KU’s student chapter & attended 4 National Conferences which is how she was first hired as an intern for Goldman Sachs, her current employer. After re-locating from New York City, she has been serving as the DFW Treasurer since July 2015 .
Andrea earned a B.S. in Computer Science, B.A. in Economics & B.A. in International Studies from KU in 2011 & is a Vice President in the Technology division at Goldman Sachs. She loves spending time with her 2 bulldogs & enjoys international travel, Jayhawk basketball & table tennis.
Mr. Rios received a BS in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M in 2013, and immediately dove into real estate development. He loves to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House, serving meals and spending time with children battling various conditions, and he is an active member of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic organization focused on strengthening our comminutes through prayer and charitable acts. In his time off, Manolo enjoys renovating homes and spending time with family.
Why: I still remember our small bedroom, sharing a bed with my parents and younger brother. Of all possible assigned spots, mine was the least desirable – perpendicular to everyone’s feet. Luckily, everyone was ticklish, so they knew not to kick me or make me upset. And now, it’s all cherished memories. Looking back at those times seems so surreal. I’m an engineer because of those who helped me along the way, and it’s up to us to pay it forward.
Our nation needs tomorrow’s leaders, and fortunately for us, they are sitting in classrooms within a 30-mile radius of us. Maybe those future leaders have not found their calling yet. Perhaps it’s one speech, tutorial session, story, or one-on-one conversation that will get them there, and maybe it’s you who can help me reach them. We’re engineers now. Let’s help our community in every way we can. It’s the least we can do.
Brianne c. martin
Education: BS Mechanical Engineering
Current Job/Role: Advanced Manufacturing Engineer @ Peterbilt Motors
Previous Involvement with SHPE (if any):
SHPE DFW President [2017-2018]
SHPE Region 5 Vice President [2015-2017]
SHPE DFW Professional Development Director [2016-2017]
SHPE DFW Outreach Director [2015-2016]
SHPE DFW Communications Director [2014-2015]
Involvement in Community / Organizations
Latinas in STEM
Texas Latina Coalition
Women in Manufacturing
PBWIN – Peterbilt’s Women’s Initiative
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Dallas Innovation Alliance
Dallas Entrepreneur/Startup Community
ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASQ – Association of Society for Quality
I felt so out of place & lost as the only Latina in engineering.
I was so frustrated when I only learned about SHPE my senior year in college & feel as though my trajectory and career would have been completely different had I been exposed to SHPE & the familia earlier on.
SHPE has been ‘the best kept secret’ for too long & I want to help SHPE be acknowledged as THE Hispanic STEM organization throughout the country & especially here in DFW.
Info to submit if interested in joining the board:
- Current Job/Role
- Previous Involvement with SHPE (if any)
- Involvement in Community / Organizations
- Your "Why"