Dedicated to serving students and professionals

Welcome to the the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Puget Sound Chapter, serving engineers, scientists, students, and professionals in Washington’s Puget Sound Region. Ours is a chapter that is dedicated to support students and professionals in the largest metropolitan area in the Pacific Northwest.



SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize their fullest potential and impacts the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.



SHPE’s vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers.



The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.

Current Board:

Joe Martinez
Katherine Meza
Cesar Casanas
Marjorie Blanco
Director of K12 Outreach
Samuel Perez
Director of University Outreach
Faraón Torres Lazos
Director of Governance
  Maggie Navarro
Audit Committee