ABOUT US


[Meet Our Baja SAE UTEP 2014 Coordinators]


SERGIO MALDONADO
Project Director

Sergio Maldonado is currently pursuing his
master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He has been an active member of SAE since
2007. He became president of SAE during
2011 and the Baja SAE team captain in 2012.
Sergio would love to work as a project engineer.

Sergio is an expert in the art of making “Quesadillas”.

JUAN C. ENRIQUEZ
Operations & Logistics Coordinator

Juan is pursuing a master’s degree in System Engineering. He had internships with GM, General Dynamics and Key Energy. He would love to take on the family manufacturing business.

Juan loves to plan trips with his friends. He loves to travel.



LUIS VARELA
Static & Dynamic Event Coordinator

Luis is pursuing a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was part of the Baja Team from 2011 to 2013 and is currently performing research in materials at extreme temperatures. He wants to pursue a career in design and research.






JUAN CARLOS MUNOZ
Sponsorship Coordinator

Juan Carlos is pursuing a master’s degree in Systems Engineering at UTEP and an Electric Power Systems Grad Certificate at NMSU. He went to Australia during 2011 for a study-abroad/co=op program. Also, he had a summer research experience at Purdue University in 2012. Juan Carlos expects to works at the electrical industry.

Juan Carlos is a great soccer player; he has won 12 intramural championships.

ALEJANDRA GARIBALDI
Volunteer Coordinator

Alejandra is pursuing a master’s degree in Metallurgical and Material Sciences Engineering. She is a member of SAE, SWE and went to Prague to study abroad. Alejandra would love to work in the Materials industry.

Alejandra loves old cemeteries.





JOSELYN CARDENAS
Food and Apparel Coordinator

Joselyn is a junior pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. She has served as the Vice-President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and is part of the University Honors program as well as Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society. Joselyn would love to continue developing her career in the aerospace industry at Boeing.

Joselyn loves knitting and watching movies.


EDGAR MARTINEZ
Site Maintenance & Tech Inspection Captain

Edgar is pursuing a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. He was team captain of the UTEP Baja SAE team in 2013. Edgar would love to have a career in the oil industry.

Edgar is a retro gamer and anime lover.







ABNER J. MORENO TARANGO
Hospitality Coordinator

Abner is pursuing a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. He is a City of El Paso Intern and has participated in NSLS as public relations coordinator. He would like to join the Aerospace industry.

Abner Loves soccer, he is from the amazing Jimenez, Chihuahua, Mexico.





PALOMA ZAMARRIPA
Sign & Awards Coordinator

Paloma is pursuing a bachelor’s in civil engineering. She is the vice-president and secretary of MAES/SHPE; she is part of the ASCE Steel Bridge Team and a NSLS. Paloma would like to pursue a career in management/operation in the field of engineering.

You will find Paloma sleeping in unexpected areas at the least appropriate times.




CELINA LOPEZ
Parking Logistics & Safety Coordinator

Celina Lopez is a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She is currently the president of the Society of Women Engineers and servers as the recruiter for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Celina plans to excel in the field of ME, more specifically, Aerospace or Biomedical engineering.

Her hobbies include reading, playing video games and baking.

SHAWN DELGADO
Assistant to Parking Logistics & Safety

Shawn is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. He is a dedicated member of the Society of Women Engineer and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Shawn will love to pursue a career with Lockheed Martin.

He is an amazing guitarist and came make sweet beautiful music.



INGRID WRIGHT
Marketing & Media Coordinator

Ingrid has a master’s degree in Educational Administration and a bachelor’s in Business Administration & Marketing. Ingrid is currently a staff member of UTEP and she is responsible for the Alumni and External Relations activities for the College of Engineering.

Ingrid loves to cook, host parties and spend time with her family.




ADRIAN LOPEZ
Track Coordinator


KIRALISE SILVA
Financial Coordinator


JASMINE ROLDAN
Social Media Coordinator



ILAN OLIVARES
Graphic Designer

Ilan is pursuing a degree in computer Information Systems. He would like to start his own application development firm.

Ilan loves playing drums. He also cooks like an Angel.







ERIK LOPEZ
Webmaster

Erik is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He is currently a Graphic Design Intern at Academic Technologies where he does story boarding and film directing aside other duties. Erik would like to have a career in the automotive industry.

Erik's passion for art inspires him to draw, paint, and dance with the Ballet Folklorico Paso Del Norte directed by Professor Rodolfo Hernandez.

EMANUEL A. LUEVANO FORD
Maneuverability & Engine Check Captain

Emanuel is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was the UTEP’s Shell Eco Marathon team’s captain from 2011 to 2013 and also is a Student Supervisor at the Student Recreational Center. Emanuel would love to have a career in the alternative fuel industry.

Emanuel loves to read history and spend time with family and friends.




HEIMDALL MENDOZA
Event Captain

Heimdall is a senior Mechanical Engineering student. He does research in the material engineering at the WM Keck Center for #D innovation. He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Honor Society. He plans to pursue a career in the Aerospace field.

Heimdall has flown on reduce gravity aircraft.


CHRISTIAN I. RODARTE
Acceleration & Cost Captain

Christian is pursuing a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. He performs research in fluidized bed technologies. Christian would love to have a career in the aerospace or energy industry.

Christian loves to play paintball.





OMAR VARELA
Hill Climb Captain

Omar is pursuing bachelors in accounting. He is involved in various business student organizations. He would love to work for an accounting firm.

Omar likes cars and off-road competitions.







JOSE MARTINEZ
Registration Coordinator

Jose is pursuing his bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. He serves as the president of MAES/SHPE and is the Vice-President of Sigma Alpha Lambda. Jose would like to pursue an MBA to get into Engineering/Business Logistics in a fortune 500 company.

Pepe enjoys mountain biking and kickboxing. He is a sushi lover.


MARCELINO AGUIANO
Track Coordination Committee

Marcelino graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He was the captain of the Steel Bridge Team and Paddler in the Concrete Canoe Team. Marcelino will pursue a Master and Ph.D. degree in structural engineering. He wants to become a certified professional engineer.

Marcelino is a fan of the Cruz Azul Mexican soccer team.


MAGDALENA ANGULO
Signs & Awards Support