Our Leadership

We know true change comes from the ground up. That’s why each of the seven SHPE regions elect their own member representatives to help us decide what to do next. Elected leaders work hand-in-hand with executive staff to shape SHPE’s direction and identity.


Senior Management

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Chris Wilkie

Chief Research & Innovation Officer

Dr. Kimberly Douglas

Chief External Relations Officer

Monique Herrera

Chief Administration Officer

Rhonda McNeil

Chief Engagement Officer

Dr. Jose Silva

Regional Leadership 2022-2023

Region 1

Region 1 Vice President

Christian Buenrostro
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Region 1 Graduate Representative

Isabella Loureiro Muller Costa
University of California, Davis

Region 1 Student Representative

Jessica Romero
University of California, Merced

Regional Junior Representative

Ernesto Zurita Ruiz
JE Dunn Construction

Region 2

Region 2 Vice President

Raysa Guerrero
The Boeing Company

Region 2 Graduate Representative

Daniel Haros
Arizona State University

Region 2 Student Representative

Valerie Hernandez Echegaray
University of Southern California

Region 3

Region 3 Vice President

Ramon Martinez
ZAP Engineering

Region 3 Graduate Representative

Cesar Martinez Bejarano
New Mexico State University

Region 3 Student Representative

Moises Campos
Brigham Young University

Region 3 Junior Representative

Hunter Chase
Ball Aerospace

Region 4

Region 4 Vice President

Anthony Jara
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Region 4 Graduate Representative

Jose Zamora Orellana
Northeastern University

Region 4 Student Representative

Amy Paz Cuervo
University of Virginia

Region 5

Region 5 Vice President

Francis Valencheck
Wood PLC

Region 5 Graduate Representative

Luis Gonzalez
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Region 5 Student Representative

Andrea Rivera
Texas A&M University

Regional Junior Representative

Luisa Florez

Region 6

Region 6 Vice President

Paula Angarita Rivera
Eli Lilly and Company

Region 6 Graduate Representative

Jaqueline O. Rojas Robles
University of Illinois Chicago

Region 6 Student Representative

Leah Flores-Cabrera
Michigan State University

Region 7

Region 7 Vice President

Andres Vargas

Region 7 Graduate Representative

Erik Barbosa
Georgia Institute of Technology

Region 7 Student Representative

Mariana Avila
University of Central Florida

Region 7 Junior Representative

Italo Travi
L3 Harris

Want to become a SHPE leader?

Inspire others to dream more, learn more, and do more. Become an elected leader of the SHPE familia. Your community will thank you (and so will your resume!)