Wendy Vivar is a Senior at the University of California, San Diego majoring in Computer Science. She has been highly active in the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) chapter at UC San Diego where she served as President over the last year. As a first-generation student, Wendy understands the impact that college and professional mentors can have on younger generations of first-generation students and students from low-income areas. She regularly speaks to and organizes STEM workshops for students in her hometown. As a professional, Wendy’s ultimate goal is to work on projects that will have a long lasting and positive impact on her community.