Hi! My name is Daisy Benitez and I am a senior from Dallas, TX majoring in Environmental Engineering. Aside from my involvement with SHPE I am also a Viterbi Student Ambassador where I help recruit the next Viterbi class at campus-wide events. During the school year I work across the street at the California Science Center as an Educational Presenter where I help teach elementary school students about all the wonders of science. My past summers have involved working for UTC Pratt & Whitney as a Safety Engineer, conducting research about unit-process treatment wetlands at UC Berkeley, and most recently working for Ramboll-Environ in Downtown Los Angeles as an Air Quality Associate. When I am not in class, volunteering at campus events, or working I like to try new restaurants around the city and go to concerts with friends!
Senior Vice President
Hey! My name is Christian and I am the Senior Vice President of SHPE USC. Here at USC I study Civil Engineering and work for USC Housing. I am also a part of the Construction Management Association of America where I compete at an annual Construction Competition with schools in the Southwestern region. Currently, I work part time for DPR Construction working on the Michelson Project right here on campus! Three years ago, I joined SHPE in hopes of becoming a better student, a versed professional, and an enthusiastic Trojan; and I can say this organization has done all of that and more! If you are looking for a well-rounded organization to invest your time, then you’ve come to the right place!
Hey! My name is Omar Garcia and I am a junior majoring in chemical engineering with an emphasis in polymers and materials science. Outside of SHPE, I am heavily involved in Science Outreach (SCout), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). In addition, I research in the Armani lab here on campus, the greatest lab in the world, and am more than capable of talking about lasers all day. In my free time, you can find me filming for Buzzfeed, running long-distance, watching various comedy sketches, or finding new foods or music to check out.
I am a senior studying chemical engineering with an emphasis in petroleum. I am the current SHPE treasurer and the AICHE Co-captain for the Chem-E-Car team. I have loved science since I was little, specially math. Nothing has been given to be easily; instead, I look for opportunities. SHPE gives me the opportunity to help students like me, and together we create more opportunities for Latinos in the STEM field. I never forget where I come from and who I am as person. My motto for everyday is: “believe in hardworking and dedication to conquer barriers and to set example for the better of tomorrow“. As an engineer student, you have to be able to balance school and your personal life. I enjoy traveling and discovering new places. I love swimming, hiking, shopping, and brikam yoga!