Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.

The concept of Networking was the key basis for the organization. SHPE quickly established two student chapters to begin the network that would grow to encompass the nation as well as reach countries outside the United States. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.


SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.


SHPE's vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers.

SHPE Officers for 2017-18

Officer Name
President Gabriela Mendoza
Vice President  Laura Becerra
Secretary  Jasmin Meza
Treasurer Lissette Vasquez
Community Engagement Director Sergio Samaniego
Events Coordinator Jazmyn Gonzalez
Social Media Director Vanessa Felix
Student Representative Brandon Kennedy
Facutly Advisor

Dr. Kathleen Kramer
(619) 260-6832




Upcoming Meetings:

General Body Meetings are typically held on the 1st or last Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in Loma Hall 321.