Meet the ILEW Team

Marlyn Diaz

Aerospace Engineering, University of Southern California

Dynamic Environments Engineer at The Aerospace Corporation & Master Student at USC

ILEW Sponsorship Coordinator

“Being a female, first-generation Latina engineer, I see the necessity of having diversity in STEM and hope to inspire others to be engineers too.”

Natalia Gutierrez

Computer Science & Engineering, University of Connecticut

Field Technical Marketing Specialist, Cognex Corporation

ILEW Community Management Coordinator

“I’m passionate about making STEM careers as inclusive as possible. Everyone deserves the opportunity to explore STEM and I hope ILEW can provide that opportunities for many.”

Jeyra Rivera Arocho

Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois Chicago

Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineer, CannonDesign

ILEW Communications and Outreach

“I wanted to be part of ILEW because we need more Afro-Latina representation in STEM fields and I am very passionate about facilitating opportunities and tools to Latinas.”

Dana Sanchez

Chemistry, University of Michigan – Flint

Research Technician, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

ILEW Logistics Coordinator

“I wanted to contribute to helping and empowering other Latinas in STEM and inspire other Latinas to join a STEM field to increase our community.”

Ariana Gutierrez

Mechanical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology

SDP Enablement Specialist, Schneider Electric

ILEW Scholarship Director

“I have always been passionate about closing the gap for women in STEM and ILEW gave me the chance to make a difference. As a result [of scholarships playing a major role in my education], it has always been a goal of mine to be able to give back to my community in some way”

Marlyn Suárez

Columbus State Community College

ILEW Communications Director

“[I] knew that being a part of ILEW was going to be an exciting way to learn more about the engineering field, and joined because [I] wanted to meet badass people in STEM.”