Diana Iracheta is a strong advocate for STEM, focused on the empowerment of women and Latinas in Engineering. She migrated from Monterrey, Mexico at age 12, and is the first one in her family to attend college in the United States. Diana holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Illinois University, and currently works as a Manufacturing Engineer, focused on automation design at Amsted Automotive.
Diana is the founder of Latina Engineer, the Diana Iracheta Foundation NFP, and the International Latina Engineer Week conference. Through her brand, organizations, and events, she has provided resources, support, role models, and scholarships for Latina students and young professionals.
During the last two years Diana has hosted events with other Ingenieras around the world sharing their stories, challenges and successes. She also conducts one-on-one calls with students, shares educational content on how to make the best of engineering school, and provides resources for job searching in the industry. She hopes to increase the representation of Latinas in engineering fields by showing that anyone can become an engineer, as well as create an international network of Ingenieras.
Diana has participated and shared her expertise with large audiences at various international events such as CIIMM Congreso hosted by the Instituto Technologico de Hermosillo and was the Keynote speaker for SHPetinas Region 5 Conference, part of SHPE in 2022. She received the ICCTA Pacesetter award in 2020 and is a co-author in Hispanic Stars Rising: A New Face of Power.
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