If you’re a Hispanic STEM student, you’re in good company. 80% of SHPE’s members are students, and they’re attending hundreds of different high schools, colleges, and technical programs all over the country. With this kind of reach, there is bound to be one near you. If not, let’s start one today!
How to push back against the "diversity hire" label
When I was growing up, I never thought about the odds stacked against my success, only about fulfilling my dream of becoming an engineer like my father. Growing up on a Navajo reservation in Arizona, I was insulated from the larger world, and although I’d heard of reports of racism in the neighboring border towns, I hadn’t personally experienced it. Since everyone in my community was Navajo, I was never treated differently for my background, and the close-knit community instilled in me a strong sense of unity and kinship.