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Engineering Diplomats

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The Diplomats

Engineering Diplomats represents the interests and policies of the WCOE regarding international affairs and connections. Diplomats assist the WCOE in promoting and recruiting students for international programs through information sessions, workshops and office hours.


Engineering Diplomats are in the EOC Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. They also have an information session every Tuesday at 2 pm in EC 104 and daily office hours so students can walk in and ask questions. For the Engineering Diplomats webpage click here.


miLogan Boyd


  • Hometown: Aloha, Oregon
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduation: May 2021
  • Countries Visited: Canada, Jamaica, Japan, Ireland, Croatia, Italy, Norway, UK
  • Interests: Soccer, Japanese, theology, study abroad
  • Enjoyed Most about Experience Abroad: During my program to Italy, I randomly decided to go to Croatia for a weekend, and Dubrovnik is now a beautiful memory. These programs are fantastic because they are opportunities to ask yourself, "What do I want to see? Where in all the world do I want to be?" and then to learn how to get yourself to that place.

Jasmine Workman jaz

Vice President

  • Hometown: The Woodlands, Texas
  • Major: Environmental Engineering
  • Minor: Spanish, Mathematics
  • Graduation: May 2021
  • Countries Visited: Ireland, the UK, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico
  • Interests: Movies, Reading, Ballet
  • Enjoyed Most about Experience Abroad: A tie between 1) all the amazing trips I took/experiences I had with friends and 2) the confidence in myself and my abilities I developed and then applied in my life upon returning from abroad.

karinaKarina Puente


  • Hometown: Houston, Texas
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Minor: Spanish & Mathematics
  • Graduation: Spring 2021
  • Countries Visited: Spain, Portugal, France, British Overseas Territory, and the United Kingdom
  • Interests: Robots, anime, linguistics, research, scuba, and running
  • Enjoyed Most about Experience Abroad: Food, new cultures, life experiences, educational advantage, opportunities, and funny stories

jaAlexis Palomarez


  • Hometown: Missouri City, Texas
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduation: May 2021
  • Countries Visited: Japan
  • Interests: Healthcare/Biomedical Engineering to design/create prosthetics; drawing, reading

Nathan Wilson wil


  • Hometown: Whitehouse, Texas
  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Graduation: May 2020
  • Countries: Canada, Costa Rica, England, Scotland, Australia
  • Interests: Making music, Sports, Cooking, Hunting, Fly Fishing 
  • Enjoyed Most about Experience Abroad: it pushed me to step outside my comfort zone, be more independent, I made a lot of new friends, and I absolutely loved the different cultures I was able to experience.

Jazmin Villegas ja

  • Hometown: Odessa, TX
  • Major: Environmental Engineering
  • Minor: Biology, WGS, Civil Engineering
  • Graduation: May 2021 
  • Countries: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and The Netherlands
  • Interests: I enjoy hiking, traveling, playing guitar, and traveling!
  • Enjoyed Most about Experience Abroad: Bonds made with other international students.

priPriscila De Almeida

  • Hometown: Angola/Luanda
  • Major: Petroleum and Mechanical Eng
  • Graduation: 2022
  • Countries Visited: Portugal, Brasil, USA, Angola, South Africa, Italy, Greece, France
  • Interests: swimming, singing, dancing, pro in Jiu-jitsu, robotics, everything related to engineering
  • What you Enjoyed Most about your Experience Abroad: The unique opportunity to learn about a new culture as well as teach others about my own. It was a learning experience of respect, confidence, challenges, and independence.

heberHeber Bibang

  • Hometown: Gabon, Libreville
  • Major: Petroleum Engineering
  • Graduation: May 2021
  • Countries Visited: Cameroun, Italy, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Ireland
  • Interests: STEM, Soccer, Gym, Music (Piano & Guitar), Anime, Manga, Languages, Traveling

Alan Gonzalez 

  • Hometown: Eagle Pass, TX
  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Graduation: Fall 2021
  • Countries: Singapore, Japan, and Mexico
  • Interests: Tennis, running, painting, film making, and anything else that gets me out of my comfort zone
  • Enjoyed Most about Experience Abroad: Becoming friends with people from across the world, learning from many cultures, and finding the inspiration to challenge myself!

fDerek Luna

  • Hometown: El Paso, TX
  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Graduation: Fall 2020
  • Countries Visited: Bhutan and Thailand (so far)
  • Interests: Traveling, meeting new people, working as a global stormwater engineer, living in Asia, Environmental Issues and Conservation, politics, food, music, and finding new things to read and learn whenever possible!

Landon Moore

  • Hometown: Magnolia, TX
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Minor: Mathematics
  • Graduation: May 2021
  • Countries Visited: Brazil, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, and Austria.
  • Interests: Coffee, traveling, cars, motorcycles, nature, and music
  • Enjoyed most about experience abroad: Connection. My favorite part about traveling is the people I meet and the friendships that come of it. There are many things to be said about traveling, but the biggest and most important one is the connections with people.