IISE Officers 2015-2016

President: Griselda Sanchez
Email: griselda.sanchez@mavs.uta.edu

Griselda is a first generation college student from Arlington, TX. She attended Martin High School and graduated in 2012 with aspirations of becoming an engineer to solve challenges in industry. Her previous internships have been with Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions in Garland, TX and Vulcan Materials Company in San Antonio, TX. On campus, she has been involved with IIE, SHPE, ASME, SWE, and ESC. In 2013 she served as the Secretary for ASME.

Vice President: Gonzalo Herrera
Email: gonzalo.herreraseptien@mavs.uta.edu

Gonzalo was born and raised in Mexico City and has now lived half of his life in the United States. He has his Bachelor’s in Philosophy. Gonzalo has experience in supply chain, cost analysis, and manufacturing engineering. He has a special interest in energy management. . He tries to make the phrase “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world if he forfeits his soul” his life motto.

Treasurer: Jessica Callejas
Email: jessica.callejas@mavs.uta.edu

One of her favorite quotes is from The Defining Decade by Meg Jay: “For the most part, ‘naturals’ are myths. People who are especially good at something may have some innate inclination, or some particular talent, but they have also spent about ten thousand hours practicing or doing that thing."

Secretary: Alexander Thomas
Email: alexander.thomas@mavs.uta.edu

Alexander is a graduate student in Industrial Engineering. Post completion of his bachelor’s degree in mechanical and production engineering, he worked for a year before he flew to the United States. Alexander looks forward to a career in the healthcare, automotive or aeronautical sector. Apart from school work, Alexander enjoys harmonized music and reading blogs. He believes that doing random acts of kindness go a long way.

Webmaster: Tyka Do
Email: khanh.do@mavs.uta.edu

Tyka has previously served as the secretary for SWE, the webmaster and Food Sale Chair for IIE. Besides her involement with IIE, She currently is a TA and peer leader for Engineering freshman as well as student leader at Baptist Student Ministry and, upon graduation, plans to pursue a career in manufacturing. Her favorite quote is from a letter that the apostle Paul wrote to the Philippians: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Outreach Director: Roman Rosas
Email: roman.rosas@mavs.uta.edu

Roman has a special interest in the aerospace industry, where he has had internships in manufacturing and quality. His favorite quote is from Genghis Khan after the razing of a Khwarezmian City : “I am the flail of god. Had you not created great sins, god would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.”

Historian: Michael Rios
Email: miguel.rios@mavs.uta.edu

Michael has a special interest in engineering management. One of his favorite quotes is from the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley: “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.”

Lean Six Sigma Committe Chair: Cristobal Olmedo
Email: juan.olmedo@mavs.uta.edu

Cristobal was born and raised in Mexico City. He enjoys the flexibility provided by being an IE as they are needed in healthcare, manufacturing, consulting, etc

Community Leader: Quy Nguyen
Email: quyqnguyen@mavs.uta.edu

Quy has a background in Mechanical Engineering. He has a passion for cars and he plans to work for Toyota in near future. Quy has realized that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, and it has become his favorite quote ever since


Grad/PhD Rep: Jai Hanjra
Email: jai.hanjra@mavs.uta.edu

Junior Rep: Luis Torres
Email: luis.torres77@mavs.uta.edu

Sophomore Rep: Venu Gopal
Email: venugopal.shakergayen@mavs.uta.edu

Freshman Rep: Kevin Pereira
Email: kevin.pereira@mavs.uta.edu

  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jamie Rogers
    Email: jrogers@uta.edu