Meet our Secretary, Diana Davalos!
Diana Davalos is a junior at California State University, Long Beach, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
Diana joined SWE-et committee her freshman year and shadowed the Outreach Chair throughout the year. She found supportive and motivating friends in SWE and values the teamwork effort in everything SWE puts out. After running and getting elected for Outreach Chair the following school year, she hosted Women Engineers at the Beach day in Fall 2019. Currently, she is part of the Executive Board as Secretary and organizes each biweekly news letter.
As an undergraduate student, Diana has won the CSUPERB research grant and will research how impact affects injuries. She works as a Student Assistant for The Impact Group and interned for Marvin Engineering for two summers.
In her free time, Diana is a plant mom and enjoy practicing her watercolor painting.
Why did you pick your major?
"Engineering was used in creating almost everything we use and touch every single day. After I volunteered at the hospital during my junior year of high school, I realized how much engineering save lives and how much people are affected by it. This major is more than learning how to design, analyze, and construct; it impacts the lives of others. "
What is your favorite course?
"Currently, my favorite class is Math 370A. I’ve always liked math (except Calc II) and prefer it over reading. "
Why are you in SWE?
"Society of Women Engineers is a club that I feel the most comfortable in. I joined SWE last year as a freshman and became a shadow for the Outreach Chair. We all lift each other up and as a new officer, I’ve felt immense support from this amazing team of officers. Because of SWE, I’ve found a group of new friends and a club that I’m proud to be a part of!"
Advice for women in STEM:
"Don't underestimate yourself and apply for the positions you think are outside your skill level! Challenge your limits and you'll be surprised where you'll end up."
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