I am Paola Betancourt and I am FY14 Region Collegiate Communications Editor. I am a senior Civil Engineering student at Texas A&M University. I am very excited about my new position and will do my best to keep all of you well informed at both the regional level and national level. Please follow the blog, as many opportunities for all of our SWE members will be posted here. Also, join our Region C Facebook group here!
And now, meet our new Region C Collegiate Team:
I am Mayra Magana, a senior Mechanical Engineering student at Texas A&M University, a former Region Collegiate Representative, and currently serve as the SWE FY14 Region Collegiate Senator. I decided to pursue engineering because I have always loved math, physics, and science. I really love what SWE fosters, encourages, and that we promote STEM careers for all the youth. I feel that together we are strong and we are making a real impact, and a big difference! One of my goals within SWE is to be able to touch the lives of many engineers, and inspire them to aspire amazing careers in engineering because everything is possible with perseverance.
My name is Sarah Motes and I am currently serving as one of the Region Collegiate Representatives for Region C. I am studying Ocean Engineering; an intense interest in math and science originally led me to pursue engineering. The Society of Women Engineers is my favorite organization because it promotes professionalism and has helped me to grow in countless ways throughout my college career. With the rise of women in engineering I feel that the expansion of SWE is imperative. As Region C’s RCR I would like to help upcoming sections working together in order to make this growth most effective.
My name is Paige Johnson and I am one of the Region Collegiate Representatives. I am majoring in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. What I mostly enjoy about the Society of Women engineers is that everyone is friendly and eager to be involved and make positive changes. I am hoping to make a difference in the lives of many.
My name is Sangeetha Mylvaganam and I am one of Region C’s SWEFL (SWE Future Leader). I am majoring in mechanical engineering. I got inspired to do engineering from a physics camp I went to in high school. I got to meet a lot of accomplished women engineers in the industry that showed me that engineering was more than just math and science. My favorite part about SWE is the community. No matter where I’ve been, I always see a really supportive and inspiring group of women that motivate me not only to be a better engineer but a better leader as well.
I am Emily Ghastin, one of the SWEFLs! I am a Mechanical engineering and Mathematics Dual Major with a Civil Engineering Minor at Southern Methodist University (SMU) entering my junior year. I chose to do engineering with support and encouragement from a family friend and mentor who is a female engineer. The thing I love the most about SWE is the connections that organization fosters between students and professionals. For me, SWE has been the best networking organization I have been a part of for finding job opportunities, mentors, and advice from women in industry who want to help students succeed.