Outreach

Society for Advancing Gender Equity in STEM (SAGES)

Graduate Student Mentor, 2023 – present

SAGES at UT strives to promote the representation, professional development, leadership, and success of women and underrepresented genders in STEM by fostering a cross-disciplinary community that (1) enhances opportunities for collaboration and growth, (2) increases exposure to a variety of careers, (3) provides opportunities for mentorship, (4) highlights and addresses relevant issues, and (5) encourages the younger generation’s participation in STEM fields.

Graduates for Underrepresented Minorities (GUM)

Publicity Officer, 2023 – present; Annual Retreat Committee, 2021 – 2023

Graduates for Underrepresented Minorities (GUM) goal is to create a supportive community among underrepresented minority graduate students and postdocs. We strive to promote professional growth and provide leadership and outreach opportunities in Austin.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE, UC Berkeley Chapter)

Vice President, 2018-2019; Webmaster, 2017-2018

Hispanic Engineers and Scientists of the University of California, Berkeley is an organization meant to be a resource for underrepresented Latinx students in STEM as they navigate their professional/academic endeavors and achieve holistic wellness. They work towards diversifying the STEM workforce and academia through professional development workshops, networking opportunities, and community outreach.

NCWiT Aspirations in Computing

AiC Scholarship Reviewer, 2016-present; AiC Winner – SF Bay Area, 2015

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) changes what’s possible for women in technology from K-12 through career by offering the kind of encouragement that combats isolation, enables long-term persistence, opens doors, and changes lives. AiC uses program elements that spark interest in computing (AspireIT); recognizes and celebrates women’s technical aspirations and abilities, as well as the educators who support them (AiC Award Recognitions); and, provides an expansive, supportive network (AiC Community).

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)

Competition Judge, 2017-2018

MESA’s college prep program sparks early interest in STEM by bridging classroom concepts to real-world practice, and inspires youth on their STEM journey to higher education and their future success. MESA serves more than 15,700 college prep students in California. MESA Day events are geared to showcase students’ math and science know-how. The project-based learning events include launching gliders, testing the strength of bridges, and evaluating human-centered design projects, and help to solidify the core math, science and engineering skills students learn in class. The competitions bridge classroom learning with real-world application and encourage students to think beyond what they learn in physics, calculus, or geometry. These experiences are particularly poignant for MESA students who attend low-performing schools, come from low socio-economic background and are typically the first in their families to attend college.