Get to know the 2019-2020 Executive Board!


Allan Bodden – President

“My name is Allan Bodden and I am a senior studying Industrial Systems Engineering. I am currently the proud president of SHPE BU. I am from Long Island, New York so I’m always in the mood for a nice bacon, egg and cheese. My parents are both immigrants from Central America, making me a first-gen American and the first in my family to be an engineer. When I’m not doing homework, apply to full-time jobs or planning our next SHPE eboard meeting, you’ll find me at the East Gym getting a sweat in.”

Natalia Basualdo – Vice President

“Hi everyone my name is Natalia Basualdo and I am the Vice President of the SHPE Binghamton chapter and this is my 3rd year on SHPE E-board. I am a senior Mechanical Engineering major with a minor in sustainability. I chose to go into engineering for my passion in working on creative sustainable solutions to help save the environment with the climate crisis. Both of my parents immigrated here from Chile, making me a very proud Chilean. I grew up playing and watching soccer, and to this day those are my favorite thing to do along with traveling, hiking, playing piano, and being around my family and SHPE familia!”

Gustavo Riquelme -Treasurer

“I’m Gustavo Riquelme, a sophomore industrial systems engineering student who comes from a Paraguayan family. I chose to study engineering because I want to work on things which improve the quality of life of others. After college I hope to work in healthcare systems.”

Eduardo Gomez – Corporate Relations Chair

“Hi, my name is Eduardo Gomez, I am the Corporate Relations Chair for SHPE. I am currently in my junior studying ISE and my dream job would be managing a major political campaign. I chose ISE because it develops a wide skill set that is applicable to many different jobs but still a valued degree. Outside of school and SHPE, I enjoy hiking, running, traveling, and spending time with my amazing family and friends.”

Omar Hernandez – Senior Advisor

“Hello, I am a senior studying Industrial Systems Engineering.  I’m from the beautiful place of Dominican Republic and I now reside in the Bronx. Engineering has been my number one interest since I was a kid as I’ve always taken things apart to find out how the components come together and what function they served. My hobbies include painting, drawing, cycling, and some fun sports games with friends.”

Luis Espiritusanto – Outreach Chair

“Hello, I am a junior studying Computer Engineering. I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, and in New York. I live in Yonkers. My hobbies are singing and listening to many different rhythms and musical genres. My musical taste varies from power metal to afrobeat. A fun fact about myself: My last name means Holy Spirit.”

Eleonora Recio – Secretary

“My name is Eleonora Recio and I’m a Junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. This is my first year on SHPE’s eboard, and I currently serve as Secretary. I am Long Island, NY but I originally immigrated from Caracas, Venezuela at a young age. Having had the opportunity to live in a different country, learn a new language and culture, and educate myself at Binghamton University, I consider myself to be very fortunate. I want to give back to and continue helping underrepresented students, particularly students of color and women.”

Sai Papineni – Historian

“My name is Sai Papineni, and I am a Senior Biomedical Engineering student here at Binghamton University. I am currently the Historian for SHPE and the Treasurer for Theta Tau. My family is originally from India and a lot of my immediate family is overseas. I hope to one day be involved in designing biomedical devices as a Biomedical Engineer.”

Mark Castellanos – Fundraiser

Sara Figueroa – Public Relations Chair

“Hi my name is Sara Figueroa and I am the Public Relations Chair for the Binghamton Chapter of SHPE. I am a junior in Computer Engineering. I am looking to be a FullStack engineer. Outside of SHPE, I am the Public Relations Chair of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. On my downtime I like to sing and play piano.”

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