E&T Alumni

Gretel Ochoa-Nhac, Project Engineer, CIVILTEC Engineering Inc.

Gretel Ochoa-Nhac

Gretel Ochoa-Nhac transferred from ELAC and graduated with a Bachelor and a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from Cal Poly Pomona in 2012 and 2015, respectively. She’s also registered as a professional engineer in the State of California. Mrs. Ochoa-Nhac is currently working for CIVILTEC Engineering Inc. as a Project Engineer. She’s involved in Water Master planning efforts, water modeling/ hydraulic modeling, and water infrastructure design for various clients (City of La Verne, Beverly Hills, Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency, Valley County Water District to name a few). Mrs. Ochoa-Nhac is also tasked to develop technical memorandums, hydraulic analysis, water master planning, water modeling, pipeline design, project management, and small scale street design improvements.

Guillermo Castro, Assistant Design Engineer, LEED GA & Draftsman

Guillermo Castro

Mr. Castro transferred from ELAC in 2016 and graduated from CSULA in 2019. He is currently working for two companies, one for YDG Engineer, Inc., and a second one called Fine Line System Engineer. His duties include CAD work involving mechanical, electrical and civil engineering plans, &, standard plans for architecture designs. He also performs home assessments while performing load calculations. Mr. Castro also performs Title 24 and Electrical Calculations. Mr. Castro also performs street and grading plans.

Andrew Wong, Jr. Engineer

Andrew Wong and Humberto Gallegos

Mr. Wong is currently working for ACE Clearwater as a Jr. Engineer performing manufacturing procedures, planning, rolling reviews, and MFG. setups and CAD work. He graduated from CSULA in 2019 and transferred from ELAC in 2015.

Luis Miramontes, NC Programmer

Luis Miramontes

Luis Miramontes transferred to CSU, Long Beach's Antellope Valley Engineering Program and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Since then he has been working for Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works in Production Engineering as an NC Programmer. Luis also has been and is still active in SHPE and HOLA, holding various leadership positions.

Carlos A. Garcia, Lead Engineer

Carlos A. Garcia

Graduated from CSULA in 2016 with a BS in ME

Company: Booz Allen Hamilton

Duties: Design and develop hardware platforms for public and private clients in the space industry.

Roberto Sedano, Survey Party Chief

Roberto Sedano, PE, PLS

Mr. Roberto Sedano attended East Los Angeles College during the spring of 2003 and transferred during the fall of 2006 to attend Cal State Los Angeles. He graduated with a degree in civil engineering during the fall 2009 semester. Mr. Roberto Sedano is a DUAL professional licensee in civil engineering and land surveying (PE no. C82519, PLS no. 9291). He is constantly giving technical presentations to our E&T students regarding the work types he currently manages for the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Miguel Becerra, Gas Rotational Engineer

Miguel Becerra, Gas Rotational Engineer

Miguel Becerra transferred to Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo in the fall of 2016. He graduated during the spring of 2019 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and is currently working for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). Mr. Becerra is currently on a rotational program to gain as much experience he can to understand the company's business and engineering design process.

Candy Flores, Certification and Compliance Engineer

Angel Huezo

Ms. Flores transferred from ELAC in 2016. She graduated from CSULB on December 2018 with a bachelors degree in chemical engineering. Ms. Flores is currently working for Cummins as a Certification and Compliance Engineer. While attending EAST, Ms. Flores was president of SHPE, vice president of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and president of the Women Engineers (WE) student chapter at ELAC.

Angel Huezo, Design Engineer

Angel Huezo

Angel Huezo graduated from CSULA with a MS in civil engineering in 2017. He is currently working for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, Design section. He is currently involved in the design of hydraulic structures.

Luis Munoz, Lead Engineer and Operation

Luis Munoz

Luis Munoz transferred from ELAC and graduated with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2011 from the University of Michigan. He then obtained a MS in Mechanical Engineering in 2015 from CSULA. Mr. Munoz is currently working for Glenair with the title of Lead Engineer and Operations

Kent Kaewwaen, Project Engineer

Kent Kaewwaen

Kent graduated from USC with his BS and MS in civil engineering during 2010 & 2011 respectively. He is currently licensed as a Structural Engineer and holds the title of Project Engineer for John A. Martin & Associates Structural Engineers

Karina Lamadrid, Civil Designer

Civil Designer Karina Lamadrid

Civil Designer Karina Lamadrid graduated from California State University, Los Angeles in 2016 with a BS in Civil Engineering. She is currently working for RailPros.

Thomas J. Lazear, Owner and Engineer

Professor Thomas J. Lazear and Former Governor Arnold

Professor Thomas at Cal Poly Pomona Class in March 2018

Tom received his BS degree in engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and holds an MS in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MS in Management from M.I.T. Tom founded Versacad Corporation and operated it successfully until it was sold to Prime Computer, Inc. Tom has held executive management positions at Fluor, Prime Computer, Computervision, PowerPlan and now Archway.

Project Manager Kelvin Vasquez

Kelvin Vasquez, <em>Project Manager</em>

Project Manager Kelvin Vasquez graduated from the University of Southern California in 2015 with a BS in Civil Engineering. He is currently performing construction work for Clark Construction Group, LLC.

Minh Sou, Party Chief

Party Chief Minh Sou

Party Chief Minh Sou Performing a monument search along a mountainous region. Mr. Sou graduated from California State University Los Angeles in 2016 with a BS in Civil Engineering.