My name is Lauro (Sebastian) Ojeda, and I am the Regional Graduate Representative for Region 2! I was born in Quito Ecuador and grew up in Ann Arbor Michigan, where I attended the University of Michigan (UofM) and received my bachelor's and master's degrees in Chemical Engineering. I am now a second year Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. student at USC researching theragnostic nanoparticles for early cancer intervention! I have been a SHPE member since my undergraduate days at Michigan, but I really began to get more involved as a graduate student at USC! I am very passionate about outreach and the promotion of education to underrepresented minorities in STEM which I aim to do with my position as the RGR2. In my free time, I love to play sports (and I am a big Michigan/Detroit sports fan), hike, and discover new music to play!