My name is Andrea Diaz and I was born in California but raised in the Suburbs of Chicago. I am a proud Alum from The University of Iowa where I majored in Chemical Engineering and graduated from in May of 2017. During my time at Iowa I served on the SHPE Iowa Board as Chapter Advisor, President, and Treasurer and served on the SHPE Regional Board as Vice RSR. After graduation, I moved out to the Bay Area to begin my career with The Clorox Company. While living in the Bay Area I had the opportunity to serve on the SHPE SF Bay Area board as Membership Development Chair and became a SHPE Lifetime Member at Nationals 2019. I recently moved back to the Chicagoland Area January 2020 to work for Honeywell UOP in Des Plaines, IL. Although I have never held a formal youth outreach position through SHPE I have been highly involved in outreach through SHPE and other outreach programs/organizations since being a student at Iowa. Most recently I have been volunteering my free time this summer of 2020 tutoring two students in Math and I am always looking for ways to volunteer my time with our youth. For these reasons and many more, I look forward to serving as the SHPE Region 6 SHPE Jr Chair and all that I can learn and accomplish while upholding this position.