Regional Vice Student Representative
Jorge Romero was born in San Diego, CA but was taken to Mexico with his parents after exiting the hospital. He grew up in Tijuana, Baja California until the age of ten which made his first and native language to be Spanish. At the edge of ten, he moved back to San Diego where he learned English within 6 months. Now, Jorge is a Civil Engineering student at the California State University, Chico graduating on May 2019.
When Jorge first started his undergraduate program at Chico State, he did not know anyone in Chico and did not have housing. All he had was a goal: to be the first in his family to graduate and obtain a degree. For the first two weeks of his undergraduate program, Jorge was homeless living in his car. It was until the advisors for the SHPE Chapter, Latinos in Technical Careers, at Chico State offered a housing opportunity with other members with the engineering program. Ever since, SHPE played a huge role in his life and would not think about letting SHPE go. Jorge will be joining the Lifetime Members once he graduates in May.
Jorge’s goals and passions help him and ones surrounding him to become better. Some Chico State students and faculty look up to Jorge as a role model which helps and motivated Jorge to keep reaching to the top. Helping people succeed is one of Jorge’s most natural instinct. If there is someone in distress Jorge does not think twice to help no matter what the situation is. Besides helping people and engineering, Jorge loves to ballroom dancing which he uses to distress, be socially active, and enjoy himself.