Thu, Oct 15, 2020

7 PM – 8 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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SHPEtinas is a program from SHPE National that strives to ignite Latinas in STEM. It focuses on increasing the Latina representation on all levels of academic and corporate leadership. For Hispanic Heritage Month, CWRU SHPE will host a SHPEtinas Panel with 4 Latinas at different parts in their career to share their story, experiences, advice, and give us the opportunity to learn from incredible women in STEM.

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Dr. Rose Figueroa

Accident Investigations and Forensic Consulting

Explico Engineering

Dr. Figueroa's specializes in human factors, safety, and biomechanics, for all types of accident investigation and prevention. She holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico–Mayagüez and an M.S.E. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor.

 For the past decade, Dr. Figueroa has had boots on the ground and has been an active advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). She has mentored numerous underrepresented minorities, and has organized multiple workshops and programs guiding students to successfully participate in competitive summer research programs and enroll in graduate school. On top of these efforts, she also co-founded a Diversity Committee for a national technical organization.

 In addition to her DEI efforts, back in 2017, she led Michigan's state-wide Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts resulting in the distribution of more than 50 tons of goods to Puerto Rico. A year after, she worked closely with The University of Michigan and Notre Dame to develop Listening to Puerto Rico Teach-Out (in Coursera). Since then, she has served as a bridge between many private sector and academic institutions for relief efforts for Puerto Rico.

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Daniela Tejada

Project Manager, Executive Administration

Cleveland Clinic

Daniela is originally from Quito, Ecuador, and earned a Bachelor’s in Science in Industrial Engineering at “Universidad San Francisco de Quito”. She completed a Master’s degree in Business Administration at Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio, focusing on operations and strategy. She also has a Masters in Integrated Quality Systems Management from “Universidad de Viña del Mar” in Chile.

Daniela was a Weatherhead Scholar at Cleveland Clinic during the summer and fall 2014, where she worked on several structural and standards related projects for International Operations at the Cleveland Clinic. She also experienced project and client management at Pfizer and Swissport. 

Daniela is trilingual (Spanish, English, French) and is currently learning Mandarin. She enjoys spending time with her family, long-distance running, and traveling. She will be glad to share her journey through countries and industries.

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Krys Molina

Data Science Associate


Krys Molina is Data Science Associate at Pfizer and is currently on the Alteryx Framework Team for Pfizer's COVID-19 Dashboard. She graduated from Columbia University in 2019 with a degree in Mathematics and Statistics. She is originally from Queens, New York and grew up as the proud daughter of Ecuadorian immigrants. Krys has a distinct passion for all things innovative and believes in a holistic approach to data insight generation and consumption. 

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Salena Torres

Manager of Recovery Operations

Health Management Systems

Salena Torres is currently Manager of Recovery Operations at Health Management Systems (HMS), a healthcare data analytics company focused on reducing costs and improving healthcare outcomes. She manages a team of engineers focused on process improvement and incremental revenue in the Coordination of Benefits product line. She received her Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from CWRU in 2016 and her Masters in Engineering Management (MEM) in 2017. She is currently the Professional Development Director of the SHPE Dallas-Ft.Worth Chapter and serves on the NTX Council of Girlstart, an organization focused on engaging middle-aged girls into STEM.

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