We asked LCS community members to find Latina and Latino academics & professionals shaping the world today.  

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Markita del Carpio Landry, PhD

Markita del Carpio Landry, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Xochitl Guadalupe Cruz Lopez

Xochitl Guadalupe Cruz Lopez

Built solar water heater and won Mexican Science Award.

Nora Naranjo

Nora Naranjo

Process Invention Engineer at Facebook Reality Labs

Dr. Ellen Ochoa

Dr. Ellen Ochoa

Astronaut, engineer, and first Latina in space. Are you next?

Kevin Cabrera

Kevin Cabrera

Medical Student and Future Doctor

Adrian H. Huerta, Ph.D.

Adrian H. Huerta, Ph.D.

Researcher, Author, and Assistant Professor of Education in the Rossier School of Education at USC

Roselin Rosario-Meléndez Ph.D.

Roselin Rosario-Meléndez Ph.D.

Polymer Chemistry Doctor at L’Oreal USA and Inventor

Carmen Estrada

Carmen Estrada

First Gen. MD Candidate, '22 "Don’t let a lack of information keep you from your dreams"

Gabrielle Meza

Gabrielle Meza

Senior year at UC Berkeley Majoring in Genetic & Plant Biology Ph.D. Candidate

Vicente Robles

Vicente Robles

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering student at UC Riverside studying cavitation bubbles

Kat Echazarreta

Kat Echazarreta

Electrical engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Currently working on the Europa Clipper mission

Michelle Poler

Michelle Poler

Creative and passionate social entrepreneur, fear facer, and branding strategist.

Maricela F. Cruz

Maricela F. Cruz

Scientist - Ph.D. in Statistics, University of California Irvine

Mr. Chris Estrada

Mr. Chris Estrada

Integrated Math 3 Teacher Teacher of the Year Recipient

Lilliam Rivera

Lilliam Rivera

Award-winning writer and author of the young adult novels

Dr. Frank Rubio

Dr. Frank Rubio

Selected by NASA to join Astronaut Candidate Class He is a board certified family physician and flight surgeon

Christian Alcalá

Christian Alcalá

3rd Grade Public School Teacher Alumni in Action at InnerCity Struggle

Vanessa Calderon

Vanessa Calderon

Ph.D. Student in Clinical Psychology and Master of Public Health at the University of Southern California Alumni in Action at InnerCity Struggle

Alan Salcedo Gomez

Alan Salcedo Gomez

Graduating with degrees in Physics & Mathematics with a GPA of 4.0. Born & raised in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Dr. G. Flores

Dr. G. Flores

Associate Professor Department of Chicano/Latino Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies

Itzel Martinez

Itzel Martinez

Software Engineer at Pandora Founder Latinas Engineering Leadership Program

José Omar Castellón

José Omar Castellón

Ph.D. Candidate studying Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology at UCLA

Bianca Vasquez

Bianca Vasquez

Mechanical Engineering Student at Santa Barbara City College Founder of Society of Women in Space Exploration

Jocelyn Pineda

Jocelyn Pineda

Winner of Extraordinary Acts of Service Award at CSUF

Juan Maldonado

Juan Maldonado

PhD graduate student at Purdue Studying Aeronautics & Astronautics

Edith De La Paz

Edith De La Paz

Dedicated volunteer as a Peer Health Educator and mentor. Honors student majoring in Anthropology and Psychology

Monica Banks

Monica Banks

Supports Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation team at Southern California Grantmakers

Dr. Stephen AguiIar

Dr. Stephen AguiIar

Assistant Professor of Education - USC

Stephanie Castellanos

Stephanie Castellanos

Co-Founder of the Coalition for Diverse Educators (C4DE.ORG)

Jomayra Herrera

Jomayra Herrera

Analyst of Education Investments at Emerson Collective

Eliana Murillo

Eliana Murillo

Founder of multicultural marketing at Google

Studying Mechanical Engineering at UCSB

Jessica De la Cruz

Jessica De la Cruz

NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar

Vanessa Coria

Vanessa Coria

Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Student

Alfredo Avila

Alfredo Avila

Electrical Engineer Student

Dr. Paz Oliverez

Dr. Paz Oliverez

Interim Vice President for Student Affairs at CSU Stanislaus

Evelyn Hernandez

Evelyn Hernandez

Environmental Science Major

Madeline Salazar

Madeline Salazar

Advanced Manufacturing & Technologies Engineer at Northrop Grumman

Jessica Leon

Jessica Leon

Bioengineer Major at UCR Leadership-In-Action Competition Winner

Adrian Trinidad

Adrian Trinidad

From Community College To PhD at USC

Mayra Martinez

Mayra Martinez

Major: Clinical Science and Psychology Student Ambassador and Leader PhD Bound

Noramay Cadena

Noramay Cadena

Managing Partner at Make in LA Capital Co-founder & Advisor at Latinas in STEM Foundation

Adrian Salguero

Adrian Salguero

PhD student in Computer Science

Milly Rodriguez

Milly Rodriguez

President of USC’s SHPE chapter Major: Civil Engineer Emphasis in Building Science

Jesse Garcia Castillo

Jesse Garcia Castillo

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology PhD Bound

Alejandra Rios

Alejandra Rios

Master of Science in Physics at Cal State LA PhD Bound

Diana Valenzuela

Diana Valenzuela

Industrial & Systems Engineer at Edison USC Grad

Gabriela Farfan

Gabriela Farfan

Undergrad degree in Geological and Environmental sciences at Stanford University PhD Candidate at MIT

Esteban Abeyta wins SACNAS award

Esteban Abeyta wins SACNAS award

Esteban Abeyta wins Award for research presentation in Biochemistry

Luisa Fernanda Castillo

Luisa Fernanda Castillo

Major: Chemistry | Minor: Anthropology BUILDing Scholar Aiming at Doctorate in Archaeology

Alejandra-Casillas, MD

Alejandra-Casillas, MD

Practices primary care at UCLA and teaches UCLA medical students internal medicine

Gilbert Carranza

Gilbert Carranza

Gilbert Carranza Major: Electrical Engineering Focus: 3D Electrical Circuits & Printing

Felipe Hernandez

Felipe Hernandez

Major: Civil Engineering

Bernardette Pinetta

Bernardette Pinetta

Majored in Political Science & Minor in Education @ UCLA Pursuing Ph.D. in Education & Psychology

Miguel Fraga

Miguel Fraga

Environmental Engineering Research Assistant President of Engineers for a Sustainable World at UTEP

Roy Contreras

Roy Contreras

Senior Director of Games Production, Nickelodeon

Aileen A. Tapia

Aileen A. Tapia

Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering National Undergraduate Representative of Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Kearstie Hernandez

Kearstie Hernandez

High School Chemistry Teacher MA in Teaching, USC

Clarissa Aguirre

Clarissa Aguirre

Major: Metallurgical Engineering Member of: Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES)

Luis M. Campos, Ph.D

Luis M. Campos, Ph.D

Associate Professor in the Dept. of Chemistry at Columbia University Ph.D. from the Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry at UCLA B.S. in Chemistry from CSU Dominguez Hills

Dr. Vanessa Salcedo MD

Dr. Vanessa Salcedo MD

Director of Community Health and a practicing pediatrician at Union Community Health Center in Bronx, NY

Dr. Ana Nogales

Dr. Ana Nogales

Psychologist & Founder of Nogales Psychological Counseling, Inc. & Casa de la Familia

Alejandro Martinez

Alejandro Martinez

SHPE CSUN - President Majoring in Computer Science

Maria Escamilla

Maria Escamilla

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry PhD Bound

Estefanía Ortiz

Estefanía Ortiz

Founder of Latin@ Coder Summit Studying Computer Science at Stanford University

Andrew Rosales

Andrew Rosales

First Generation Med student at USC

Angelica Inguanzo

Angelica Inguanzo

Coder Frontend engineer at YouTube Go

Alberto Avalos

Alberto Avalos

Major: Political Science UC Santa Barbara Innovation & Technology Program Manager at Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Natalia Oberti Noguera

Natalia Oberti Noguera

Founder & CEO of Pipeline Angels BA in Comparative Literature & Economics from Yale

Dr. Jessica Morales-Chicas

Dr. Jessica Morales-Chicas

PhD in Education, UCLA Interests in Ethnic Diversity, Child Development, Math, & STEM

Robert W. Fernandez

Robert W. Fernandez

Founder of Cientifico Latino Ph.D. candidate in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry at Yale University

Dr. Juana Mora

Dr. Juana Mora

Professor of Chicana/o Studies and Political Science

Laura I. Gomez

Laura I. Gomez

CEO and Founder of Atipica Bachelor’s from University of California, Berkeley Master’s from University of California, San Diego.

Rebecca Garcia

Rebecca Garcia

Co-founder of CoderDojo NYC Program Manager at Microsoft

Carolina Valdivia

Carolina Valdivia

Doctoral candidate in Education at Harvard University

Geoffrey Krampitz. MD, PhD

Geoffrey Krampitz. MD, PhD

Surgery Resident at Stanford Hospital & Clinics

Cathy Amaya

Cathy Amaya

Third-year graduate student in the Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Department at Yale University

Ingrid Vazquez Solis, PhD

Ingrid Vazquez Solis, PhD

B.A. in Linguistics and Psychology from UCLA

Denisse Rojas Marquez

Denisse Rojas Marquez

Named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of young achievers MD in Route

Erik Morales

Erik Morales

Majoring in Electrical Engineering Director of Student Affairs at CSUN

Julissa Ramirez

Julissa Ramirez

Engineer Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Honoree & Gente’s Choice Award Winner

Marcos Mejia

Marcos Mejia

Product Designer, Facebook Tech Field Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design

Rubi Sanchez

Rubi Sanchez

Co-Founder & CEO of Cocoon Cam Tech Industry UC Berkeley Interdisciplinary Studies

Patricia Millán

Patricia Millán

B.S. Mathematics & Statistics Data Analyst in Tech field

Dr. Verónica Nelly Vélez

Dr. Verónica Nelly Vélez

Assistant Professor and Director of the Education and Social Justice Minor at Western Washington University

Alejandra Fuentes

Alejandra Fuentes

Studying Biomedical Engineering at USC

Beatriz Sosa-Prado

Beatriz Sosa-Prado

PhD student in Public Health at the University of California, Merced

J. Ruben Rodriguez, MD

J. Ruben Rodriguez, MD

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Jesse Garcia Castillo

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology PhD Bound

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