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Nov 29, 2019

Raquel Tamez, the CEO of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), joins Innovators to talk about the importance of the development of hispanic and latinx professionals in America, especially in STEM fields. Tamez talks about SHPE's role in the landscape and the reasons for her to be "cautiously optimistic" about the evolution and trends of representation in STEM fields.

Tamez has been the CEO of SHPE since 2017, and prior to her work at SHPE, she was the Chief Legal officer, General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Legal for SourceAmerica, a national nonprofit agency that creates employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities. 

Tamez is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Innovators is a podcast production of Harris Search Associates. The show is produced by Grant Burkhardt. 

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