Hey! I’m Martin Torres, a second year as a Mechanical Engineer student. I joined SHPE (Society of Hispanic Engineers) in Fall of 2017. I was interested in SHPE ever since Engineering at the Beach of 2017. Joining SHPE was the best decision I made since I enrolled at CSULB. I was able to make several friends that help me with choosing professors, advice on what classes to take, meet new people at social events, attend workshops that helped me in difficult classes, help middle school students understand the different STEM fields and make several connections with representatives of various companies. SHPE became a great impact on my college life that I decided to become an officer for SHPE and hope to inspire the next generation of students.