Region 5

Region five. Changing lives!

You’ve heard the expression - Location. Location. Location. In this case, it’s your location that determines where you belong within the SHPE familia. Region Five covers the South and includes Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.


Leading Hispanics in STEM


  • Regional Vice President

    Francis Valencheck
    Wood PLC

  • Regional Graduate Representative

    Christian Valdiviezo
    The University of Texas at El Paso

  • Regional Student Representative

    Andrea Lastra
    University of Houston

  • Regional Junior Representative

    Luisa Florez

    Luisa Florez, EIT is an Environment and Social Assessment Advisor at bp. She holds a M.S. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, a B.S. in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology and a B.A. in Anthropology, all from The University of Texas at Austin. As a student, Luisa interned with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Statoil, Chevron, HDR, and bp.

    Outside of work, Luisa enjoys giving back to her community. As RJR, she focuses on strengthening the pre-college to college STEM pipeline. In her free time, Luisa enjoys practicing rock climbing, reading, and traveling.


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