Daisy Benitez


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! 

Christian Tellez

Senior Vice PresidentIMG_5723

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! 


Omar Garcia

Secretary IMG_3214

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.


AnnaLaura Arredondo

Treasurer IMG_2089

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! 


Max Ulloa

Vice President of External Relations _20160801_195235

Outside of SHPE, I like to exercise, try new food, go to concerts, play soccer, watch sports, and explore new cities. My favorite TV show is the Walking Dead and I love eating Thai food. My dream is to start and run a successful company and travel all around the world.

Patrick Macias

Vice President of Public Relations IMG_4717

Hey y’all, I’m Patrick. I’m a third year student studying Industrial and Systems Engineering with an emphasis in Operations Research. I’m an RA for Birnkrant Residential College, A Freshman Academy Coach, and a Trojan Knight. This past summer I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain with the Viterbi Overseas Program.

Alejandra Fuentes

Vice President of Membership res_1470022341949

Hi, my name is Alejandra and I am a sophomore Biomedical Engineering major. I am originally from Peru but live in Chicago (the city, not the suburbs). Outside of SHPE you can find me dancing the night away with USC’s Salsa team, Break on 2, and enjoying some Boba afterwards. I also love to cook and hope to one day open my own restaurant!

Milly Rodriguez

Vice President of Outreach IMG_8100

Hi, my name is Milly Rodriguez. I am a junior studying Civil Engineering with a Building Science emphasis. I was born and raised in Modesto, California and came to LA to study at USC. A lot of my time during the school year is dedicated to my architecture studio classes and my other engineering classes. In my free time, however, I serve on the executive boards for SHPE and Hermanas Unidas. I’ve also been involved in different mentorship programs, coached soccer, and worked at my job on campus. My favorite foods are Takis and fruit and I like watching any funny movie. 

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