Diana Iracheta Foundation Nfp
Some of the things our foundation focuses on offering:
- Hosting an annual conference for Latinas in Engineering
- Create and fund scholarships for minorities in STEM
- Showcase Latina Engineer role models
- Develop a mentorship program for Latinas interested in careers in STEM
- Hosting a career fair to bring minorities in STEM and companies interested in developing their talent together.
Latina Engineer partners with the Diana Iracheta Foundation NFP to bring an annual conference and provide scholarships to Latinas in Engineering.
The foundation started on January 31st 2021. Its mission is to create resources for minorities in
STEM, more specifically, Latinas in engineering.
Founder, Diana Iracheta is a Mexican immigrant and an engineering professional. She is
the first in her family to begin a STEM career in the United States.
Her goal is to make resources for higher education, early career, and success in STEM fields
accessible to everyone. She wants future Latina engineers to be able to connect and get answers
to the questions she was not able to get as a student. Diana began advocating for Latinas in STEM in 2019 and began hosting International Latina Engineer Week annualy since 2020. She is passionate about creating and growing a network of ingenieras around the world.
Latinas represent only 2% in the STEM fields, and the Diana Iracheta Foundation Nfp focuses on growing that number and supporting them through their journey.
Together, we have raised and awarded $10,000 in scholarships to Latinas pursuing engineering.
Making an impact in Latinas all around the world
Latina Engineer x Diana Iracheta Foundation Scholars
Masters Manufacturing Engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso
Aerospace Engineering at California State Polytechnic University Pomona
Ana Isabel Perez
Electrical Engineering at Brown University
Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University
Aerospace Engineering at California State University, Long Beach
Mechanical Engineering at Brown University and Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design
Mechanical Engineering at California State University.
Civil Engineering at University of South Florida in Tampa
Read some of the experiences from our network:
“Girls, who engineer, design the future.”Diana Iracheta