Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers

Sacramento Chapter at California State University, Sacramento

What is Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)?

Leading Hispanics in STEM

SHPE is the nation’s largest association dedicated to fostering Hispanic leadership in the STEM field.


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.

Our Purpose

To promote Professional Development among our members in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

To reveal members' full potential and to provide opportunities to develop their leadership skills

To achieve Academic Excellence and Retention among members

To unify and sustain the chapter through recruitment, retainment, fundraising & networking

To inspire Hispanic youth to pursue higher education through awareness, access & support in STEM

To reciprocate the abundant support from the scholastic, local & Hispanic communities

Join us at our general meetings on Zoom every other Tuesday at 7PM!


Fall 2021 is off to a great start with SHPE officer presentations!

7 September 2021

First General Meeting of Fall 2021!
Meet the 2021-2022 Board!

Join us on Tuesday, September 7, at 7PM on Zoom!
We will be introducing the 2021-2022 California State University, Sacramento, SHPE Board. Members will have a chance to see what each officer has in store for their subcommittees. Use the meeting link in the Meeting Details section to join us on the specified time.

21 Septmeber 2021

Developing Effective Study Habits
from Director of Academics, Mehak Walia

Mehak will present to SHPE members about how to manage their time, developing effective study habits, and providing a virtual space on Zoom for members to study.

5 October 2021

Journey of a Professional
by Manny Diaz, Director of Professional Development

Manny presents the journey of a professional with professional guests. CSUS alumni working at General Motors also presents.

SHPE Officers

Meet our amazing leaders!

Mar Ambriz


¡Hola Familia! I am excited to be your Sac SHPE President for 2021-22. My name is Mar and my pronouns are they/them/theirs. I am currently a third year Electrical Engineering Major with an emphasis in Electronics and working towards a math minor. I also hold the Social Chair position for the Engineering and Computer Science Joint Council and part of the operations team for our local hackathon organization, SacHacks. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, whether it’s in nature or a city, going to festivals, and binge watching shows. A fun fact about me is that I am trilingual knowing Spanish, English, and French. Let’s have a great year together!

Wilder Mazariegos
Vice President

Hola SHPE Familia! I am a Junior Civil Engineering undergraduate, and I have been a part of Sacramento State's SHPE chapter since Fall 2019. For the 2020-2021 academic year, I served as the Director of Membership. For the 2021-2022 school year, I have been fortunate enough to be your Vice President. I'm a first-generation Hispanic college student with a passion for engineering. My passion for the construction industry started when I was 10 years old when I helped my father build a chicken coop. That project sparked a seed. When I was growing up, my father was "building" his career as a general contractor specializing in remodeling homes and bathrooms. What really sparked my passion for civil engineering was when we did a house expansion in our home in 2016. It was my first time seeing the process of how a construction project comes to life. My father worked with a civil engineer during the process, and I had the chance to speak with the civil engineer. The conversation I had with him inspired me to pursue a career in the engineering industry.

Philip Lozano
Communications Executive

Hello, my name is Philip, and I am your Communications Executive officer. I had previously served as the Jr. Chapter Representative in 2018 and I decided to go ahead and become an officer again! I am a Senior EEE Undergrad here at CSU, Sacramento, and I hope to graduate in the Spring. In what little free time I have, I am a musician and avid gardener. I am always eager to learn new skills and expand my knowledge.

Charles Thorpe Barbier

Hello and hola, fellow members! My name is Charles and I am a third-year Mechanical Engineering major and Mathematics minor. I've been part of Sac State SHPE since Fall 2019 and I am also going to be Treasurer for the 2021-2022 school year. I have many hobbies that I love to do like hanging out with friends, eat some good food, play video games, watch movies & anime, and so much more that I cannot list in this bio. I am looking forward to work with this chapter for the 2021-2022 school year!

Mehak Walia
Director of Academics

Hola familia! I am Mehak Walia, and I’ll be your SHPE Director of Academics. I'm a junior Mechanical Engineering student. In my free time, I like to listen to music, shop, hang out with friends/family, and explore new things like local coffee shops, food, skills, and places. I’m super excited to meet y'all.

Jesus Venegas
Director of Membership

Hello fellow members, my name is Jesus and I will be the Director of Membership for the 2021-22 school year. I am a fourth year Civil Engineering student, and a recently new member to SHPE as of Spring 2021. In my short time with this club I was exposed to mainy resources, connections, and super awesome people that I would not have had the privilege to meet had I not joined. In my free time I love playing basketball, reading, going on long bike rides, and trying new activities with friends.

Arturo Maldonado
Director of Events

Hello everyone, my name Arturo and I will be your director of events this year! I have been an active member of SHPE since 2018. I served as the director of fundraising last year and I am very excited to be back. I am currently a fourth year EEE student and I plan on graduating next year. During my free time I like to play sports and hang out with friends. Thank you all for being part of this amazing club!

Manuel Diaz
Director of Professional Development

Hello everyone! I am Manuel Diaz, but I like to go by Manny. I am the director of professional development for this academic school year. I am a computer engineering student and am set to graduate in 2023. A few of my hobbies consist of producing music, DJing, and coding. My career goal is to become a software engineer.

Jorge Escobar

Hello, my name Jorge Escobar, and I am a fourth-year civil engineering student. In the future I would love to work for a private engineering firm. Outside of work and school I love to collect shoes, watch TV and movies, hang out with my friends and family, and play video games as well.

Zamir Omaid

I am a Computer Engineering student who loves anything that has to do with technology and space. My academic interests include joining major-related clubs and leadership activities. I like photography, anime, movies, TV, games, helping people, hanging out with friends, and learning.

Joshua Rivera
Junior Chapter Representative

I am a third-year EEE student at Sac State. I am the Jr Chapter Representative this year. Outside of school, I work part-time at my local Walmart. In my free time, I like to play video games, watch anime, watch youtube, and hang out with friends.

Officer Committees

Click the symbol above each committee to join!

The Webmaster Committee is an essential part of the Sac SHPE chapter as so many individuals utilize the web services to obtain current information about events, resources for information about scholarships and current officer and chapter information, and other opportunities. The website includes a webpage to sign up and join the Sac SHPE chapter which needs to be maintained and encourage students to become members. We provide easy and quick access to joining our chapter as well as for information that our members and the Sac State community can access. We will be working on the website and help committee members become better web developers and leaders. A student of any major is encouraged to join.

Junior Chapter Representative

The Jr Chapter Committee focuses on having members work with the local Jr Chapter. Our Jr Chapter is full of students that are interested in the engineering field. Some of these students might not have a great understanding on what the different fields are and how they differ from each other. The Jr Chapter Events are meant to help these students find that out. Members of the committee can also give these students personal input on college, what their major is like, how they chose their major, and other similar questions the students have. It would be ideal for the Jr Chapter committee to have a diverse list of majors so that the events can be planned accordingly to focus on a specific type of engineering.

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  • 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.

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