Gerardo obtained his Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. He now works as a Mechanical Engineer at Raytheon where he designs satellites for earth science research. He decided to become a part of the board because as a first-generation college graduate, he received support from mentors throughout his journey in engineering school. Now that he has graduated, he feels it is his turn to fill the shoes of a mentor and give back to his community. The executive board at SBLA shares a common goal, to give back through volunteer services.
Andre obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the State University New York at New Paltz and his Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering from the University of Southern California. He now works as a Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman where he does mission engineering, applied research, and business development. He decided to become a part of the board to give back to the community and help develop the next generation of minority engineers.
Ernesto is a recent graduate from California State University, Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in Mechanical Engineering. Ernesto was hired into Engineering Career Foundation Program (ECFP) at The Boeing Company. Prior to ECFP, he had two summer internships with Boeing as a Flight Test Engineer, at the Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) in China Lake, CA. Ernesto Covarrubias is passionate about increasing the academic and professional advancement of students in college, high school, and middle school. During the academic year he served as the President for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) student chapter and he received the Undergraduate Student Role Model Award at the SHPE National Conference in 2016. Ernesto also helped his chapter increase active membership from 15 to 110 paid SHPE members, and they were awarded the “SHPE Blue Chip” and “Most Collaborative SHPE Chapter” in Region 2.
Andres obtained his Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and his Master of Science in Structural Engineering from California State University, Long Beach. He now works as a Project Engineer at Critical Structures where he provides clients with requested project specific specialty structural engineering services and consultations for architects and building owners to determine and provide their project specific structural requirements for their buildings. He decided to become a part of the board because SHPE SBLA is the most vibrant professional organization around and he wants to contribute maintaining this legacy and invigorate its future.