Texas Tech University

Engineering Diplomats

21-22 diplomats

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 Engineering Center Lobby Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm during the academic year. They also host information sessions and daily office hours so students can walk in and ask questions.


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.

alanAlan Gonzalez 

Vice President

  • 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!

yuanYuan Liu


  • Hometown: San Antonio, TX
  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Graduation Term: May 2022
  • Countries Visited: China and Spain
  • Interests: Museums, Hiking, and Mocha Frappes
  • Enjoyed Most About Experience Abroad: Abundant places to explore and tasty foods to be eaten!

romanRoman Smyslov


  • Hometown: Dallas, Texas/Odessa, Ukraine
  • Major: Petroleum Engineering
  • Minor: Mathematics and General Business
  • Graduation: May 2022
  • Countries Visited: Italy, Eastern Europe, Central America
  • Interests: Cooking and going to the dog park with my pup!
  • Enjoyed most about experience abroad: I enjoyed traveling to the Amalfi Coast and seeing the beautiful scenery.

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.

VivianVivian Phan

  • Hometown: Arlington, Texas
  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Graduation: May 2023
  • Countries Visited: Mexico, Spain 
  • Interests: Coffee-making, apologetics, weightlifting, anime

omarOmar Abdelwahed

  • Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduation: Spring 2024
  • Countries Visited: UAE, Thailand, Malaysia, Netherlands, Italy, France, UK
  • Interests: Soccer, Tech, Aeronautics 

annaAnnalise Jabor

  • Hometown: El Paso, TX
  • Major: Environmental Engineering 
  • Graduation: May 2023
  • Countries Visited: Canada, Mexico, Belize, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Jamaica, England, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, France, Italy, Spain 
  • Interests: Sustainability, sewing clothes, & embroidery

grahamGraham Weldon

  • Hometown: Lake Jackson
  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Graduation: December 2021
  • Countries Visited: Cyprus
  • Interests: Dungeons and Dragons, AutoCAD, Bible Study, anything pertaining to the word "nerd" or "geek"

patPatrick Enunwaonye

  • Hometown: Plano, TX
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduation: December 2021
  • Countries Visited: Spain, Portugal 
  • Interests: Technology, DIY, Soccer

gabGabriel Lorenzo-Luaces

  • Hometown: Harlingen, Tx
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering 
  • Graduation: 2022
  • Countries Visited: Spain
  • Interests: Cars, Basketball, Working Out, Outdoor Activities, and traveling to new places