Laura Valencia Fritsch graduated from CSU, Fresno with an MS degree in Electrical Engineering in 2014. Laura is a huge STEM advocate and an active supporter of the SHPE Mission to empower the Hispanic community to realize it’s full potential. As an Electrical Engineer at Eaton’s eMobiltiy division, Laura is working on developing the next generation of power distribution and protection for electric vehicles. As a STEM advocate and SHPE Oregon Vp of Communications, Laura hopes inspire the sense of #Familia to all of its members by keeping everyone connected and in the know of the latest events and information. Please keep in touch and stay connected to SHPE Oregon’s social media platforms @shpeoregon for the latest news! In her free time Laura enjoys having difficult conversations about issues that matter, and she likes staying active and connected to nature by participation in activities such as swimming, running and snowboarding.