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50 Stories for 50 Years of SHPE

Each week we are releasing an episode featuring the “origin story” of a defining SHPE member. Many of them are familiar friends who have been with us since the beginning. Some of them are new names who have more recently found their home with SHPE. But all of them are a testament to the vibrancy and resilience that makes our Familia an enduring force in the world of STEM and beyond. We can’t wait for you to hear them!

Featuring
  • SHPE Leaders

  • SHPE Supporters

  • SHPE Members

  • SHPE Allies

January

Julio Grapa

Director at Procter & Gamble | Innovation, Quality, Lab Services

Julio Grapa

In our first episode, we explore Julio Grapa's life, a notable SHPE member and Rodrigo Garcia Founder's Award recipient. We cover his childhood, over 30 years with SHPE, career, and brave fight against cancer. Expect an emotional journey.

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Miguel Alemañy

Interim SHPE CEO

Miguel Alemañy

From his initial impressions as a professional member to the intricate history and transformation of SHPE as an organization, Miguel offers invaluable insights and candid reflections.

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Emily Anne Vargas

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

Emily Anne Vargas

Listen to this spotlight of Emily Anne Vargas, a renowned Material Science Engineering Ph.D. candidate at USC and former Vice-Chair of SHPE's National Board of Directors. 

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Maya Morales Garcias

Chief Program Officer at
Beyond100K

Maya Morales Garcia

Maya, a dynamic force and STEM advocate, shares her unique perspective on ending the STEM teacher shortage in the United States. Learn about her commitment to connecting educators with the communities they serve and the transformative power of teaching.

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February

Wendy Haro

Software Quality Assurance Manager at WebPT

Wendy Haro

Tune in to discover Wendy's inspiring path from South Central to becoming a software engineer, the eye-opening experiences at her first SHPE Convention, and why she's the reason we all know and love the regional chants.

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Diana Gomez

Director of District 6 at Caltrans

Diana Gomez

Diana's remarkable journey in SHPE has left an indelible mark on the organization and the STEM community. Join us as Diana shares her incredible story, from becoming a member in 1982 to navigating through significant leadership roles, awards, and even death threats. Her experiences have played a crucial role in shaping SHPE's trajectory over the last 50 years.

Miguel Ramos

Advisor & Co-founder at Limble

Miguel Ramos

Discover how Miguel's early leadership roles within SHPE, from chapter VP to President, equipped him with the soft skills and confidence to pursue his remarkable career. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or seeking motivation, Miguel's interview is a treasure trove of advice that will leave you inspired and informed.

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March

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