barry cordero
Barry Cordero


Barry Cordero – Chairman of the Board, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Keynote Speaker

Barry Cordero is the Chairman of the Board for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and the Operations Excellence leader for Medtronic Diabetes. Barry has been an active leader in SHPE for 13 years where he has served in varying leadership roles. A Lean Sigma Master Black Belt, Barry manages the Continuous Improvement strategy for Medtronic Diabetes. He has served as a leader within Medtronic’s Global Inclusion, Diversity and Engagement (GIDE) program for 5 years, the Medtronic Hispanic Network for 3 years. He helped establish the first ever SHPE Medtronic Professional chapter and co-chaired the Medtronic Latin Cultures Network Employee Resource Group. Four-Time winner of SHPE’s President’s award for service, Barry has been featured in ABC News Blog’s Second Tour, Hispanic Executive, La Voz Latina, SHPE Magazine, Kids Ahead and Science Matters for his passion for diversity in STEM.

Ana Rosa Galli
Ana Rosa Galli


Ana Rosa Galli– Intel, Director of Cloud, Accelerators, and Network (NFV/SDN) server systems

Workshop: Career Planning and Transitions

Ana Rosa Galli Kagamihata leads the Cloud, Accelerators, and Network (NFV/SDN) server systems team in the Intel Datacenter Engineering Group and is based in Hillsboro, Oregon. Ana Rosa joined Intel in 1999, and has managed geographically dispersed multi-disciplinary teams and projects in numerous organizations including Intel Labs Long Lead Technologies (crypto-currencies, autonomous service robots, cubic millimeter computing), Platform Engineering (SoC planning), Channel Client Platforms, Boxed Processors, ODM and Ecosystem Enabling (boards, memory, power supply, chassis, FHS), and Internet Service Provider program (Network devices, servers). Prior to joining Intel, Ana Rosa worked as a Telco Network Consultant at 3Com USRobotics, a SW engineer trainee at Alstom and BankBoston, and researcher at POLI-USP Computer Network and Architecture Lab (LARC). Ana holds a Computer Engineer degree from Polytechnic School of University of Sao Paulo-Brazil and an Executive MBA from California State University Sacramento.

Alexandra Oliveros-Villalba
Alexandra Oliveros-Villalba


Alexandra Oliveros-Villalba– Intel, Process TD Engineer

Workshop: Should I pursue a PhD or enter the workforce? This is My Journey

Alexandra received her PhD in Electrical Engineering and Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL). She currently works at Intel Corporation as a Process TD Engineer, where she enables the manufacturing of Intel’s 14 nm technology. Her primary focus is ramp-up and transfer of process equipment for lithography under-layers.  Alexandra enjoys learning new things, training and mentoring fellow engineers and technicians.  She strives to highlight the value of diversity and inclusion, especially of Latinos, as the Co-chair for the OR-Intel Latino Network.

Before joining Intel, Alexandra moved from her native Barranquilla, Colombia to Tampa, FL to be a researcher in the SiC group at the University of South Florida. She developed several methodologies for biocompatibility testing of carbon based and wide bandgap semiconductor materials. During this time she also explored her passion for biosensors by designing a platform to predict the onset of a heart attack.

Vikki Mueller Espinosa
Vikki Mueller Espinosa


Vikki Mueller Espinosa – Talent Champion and Sr. HR Manager, Intel Talent Organization

Workshops Finding a Mentor

Vikki is a recognized thought leader in Career Development and a respected Career Coach both inside and outside of Intel.  She is an instructor, mentor, blogger and speaker.  She was raised in Brazil and speaks fluent Portuguese and Spanish.  She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston.  Vikki excels at helping her clients identify their strengths to ensure they are doing work that is aligned with their talents and passions.  She lives in Portland with her husband and two daughters.  When not at work, Vikki is a fencer on the US National Wheelchair Fencing Team and has represented the US at competitions around the world.

Jerry Jimenez
Jerry Jimenez


Jerry Jimenez – Intel, Program Manager

Workshop: Internships 101

Jerry Jimenez is a Program Manager with Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, Oregon. He has been active in SHPE for many years and has served as a member of the National Board of Directors and Region 1 VP. He also served as the National Elections chairperson and received the SHPE President’s Award in 2005 for introducing secure online voting and increasing participation by 62%. He holds a BS Computer Science from California State University, Northridge and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Dayana, and their son, Luke.

Sonya Patino


Sonya Patino – Hewlett-Packard, NPI Program Manager

WorkshopDeveloping Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership

Sonya Patino is currently a NPI Program Manager with HP, Inc. She has been with HP for 15 years where she has contributed to the R&D, development, manufacturing and transfer of technologies for an array of commercial and consumer products delivering hardware, firmware, software and manufacturing solutions. She is an expert in cross-functional development and systems integration. She is an avid ally of discovering and promoting the strengths of diversity and inclusion. Her undergraduate education is in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Southern Illinois University and graduate education in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Oregon State University.

Jason M. Trujillo


Jason M. Trujillo – Intel, Director of Technical Leadership and Learnings

WorkshopLeadership, Diversity and Growth as a Lifelong Learner

Jason Trujillo is the Director of Technical Leadership and Learning at Intel Corporation. Jason’s broad career journey includes a variety of technical, functional and managerial roles. He has worked across many of Intel’s major business groups spanning Manufacturing, R&D and Product Groups including PC, Software and Services, Healthcare, and Internet of Things. In addition, Jason has held a number of Corporate roles in Corporate Strategy, Human Resources Strategy and Leadership Development. Jason is a member of Intel’s Hispanic Leadership Counsel and was recognized as Mentor of the Year by the MIT Office of Minority Engineering in 2014. Jason has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and the University of Washington, a master’s degree in Systems Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in Management from MIT Sloan.

Aura Davila
Aura Davila


Aura Davila – Intel, Supply Chain R&D Engineer

Workshop: Career Development Through Volunteerism

Aura Davila is a senior materials engineer in Intel’s Global Supply Management organization. Originally from Colombia, she obtained her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Connecticut. Aura joined Intel in 2005 as a TD process engineer in Intel’s Portland Technology Development Group. She loves to create and organize programs to motivate minority students to study STEM majors. She is a member of the board of directors at Centro Cultural of Washington County and the Intel Latino Network chair for 2016. Aura enjoys hiking and travelling with her husband.

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Veronica Grave


Veronica Grave – Adelante, Mujeres Board President

Workshop: Career Development Through Volunteerism

Veronica was born in Mexico and migrated to the US in 1998; she has been living in Oregon since 2004 and always wanted to be involved in the community. She has the opportunity to volunteer with Adelante Mujeres and loves the enthusiasm and passion of the organization to empower women and their families through holistic education. Veronica currently works at Intel as an application developer.

Emilio Cañas


Emilio Cañas – Intel, Sr. Application Engineer

Workshop: Career Development Through Volunteerism

Emilio Cañas specializes in education solutions to foster innovation, collaboration and learning in educational institutions with more than 21 years of experience. He obtained his BSEE in Electrical Engineering from Cal. State University Los Angeles in 1996 and his MBS from OH&SU in 2003. He is a Senior Engineer for Server Enterprise industries with 21 years of experience as an OEM/ODM relationship enabler and Intel server architecture design for microprocessors and chipset server platforms.

Emilio Cañas is one of the original Intel co-creators for national recognized and acclaimed 4-H Tech Wizards model selected for 2015, by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Initiative’s, at first Latino Tech Fest as a Bright Spots in Hispanic Education for its impact to engage Latino students after school, provide small-group mentoring program for vulnerable and marginalized youth who tend to be underrepresented in STEM fields.

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Linda O’Hara


Linda O’Hara – Instructor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Workshop: Start Smart

Originally from Corvallis and Philomath, she also lived for a while in Newport where she graduated from high school, but came back to her roots to attend Oregon State University to earn her degree in math.Her first career was working in the private sector as a systems analyst and programmer, but she eventually got the itch to do something else. She realized that she really enjoyed helping people learn so she decided to take a risk and go back to school to get her master’s degree in information systems so she could teach at the college level. After two years of hard work, continuing in her full time job while she went to school, she got her degree.She started teaching at a local community college and was thrilled to get a position at Oregon State where she teaches an introductory class for non computer science majors and an upper division class on social and ethical issues in computer science.

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Salvador Hernandez, Ph.D.


Salvador Hernandez – Assistant Professor, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, and OSU SHPE Faculty Advisor

Workshop: Presentation and Communication Bootcamp

SALVADOR HERNANDEZ, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU). He earned his Ph.D. degree in Transportation Infrastructure Systems Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana in 2010.

His current research leverages knowledge and experience to produce solutions to the complex and multifaceted problems inherent in transportation systems. His research derives knowledge from social sciences and computational sciences to create meaningful solutions for problems in Transportation Safety, Freight Logistics, Transportation Systems Modeling, and Disaster Management.

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Hannah Rempel


Hannah Rempel – Associate Professor, College of Agricultural Sciences Librarian & Graduate Student Services Coordinator

Workshop: Writing and Citing Like A Pro

Hannah is a Science Librarian at Oregon State University and has been leading Zotero workshops since 2008. She enjoys researching graduate students’ information needs, how learners use mobile library sites, and the impact of curiosity on the research process. In her spare time, she edits a journal and thinks about how she can help those authors become more coherent writers.