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Elizabeth Salinas - April 2012

BP Foundation STEM Public Policy Fellow
Hometown: Brownsville, Texas
School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Degree: B.S., Civil Engineering
Placement: The Office of Rep. Hansen Clarke

Elizabeth Salinas was born in Brownsville, TX, and she earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Before beginning her studies at MIT, she helped create an annual Christmas toy drive for the impoverished Hispanic community.

Additionally, in 2007, Elizabeth attended a summer leadership development program at Columbia University in New York City as a Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) Scholar. There, Elizabeth and other first-generation college students from across the nation participated in several modules designed to improve critical thinking and communication skills. She is also a Ventures Scholar, Gates Millenium Scholar, and a Eugene and Margaret McDermott Scholar.

While attending MIT, Elizabeth mentored freshmen students of Hispanic heritage, offering academic guidance as well as personal advice and a social connection. As part of her extensive coursework, Elizabeth worked for a civil and environmental engineering design team. The team of five focused on reducing environmental harm and harnessing energy.


Past Fellow of the Month

Scott Astrada March 2014 Fellow of the Month
Daphne Delgado - February 2014 Fellow of the Month
Carolina Rizzo - January 2014 Fellow of the Month
Elizabeth Padilla-Crespo - December 2013 Fellow of the Month
Yesenia Lopez - November 2013 Fellow of the Month
Norma Salazar-Ibarra and Pedro Suarez: October 2013 Fellows of the Month
Reuben Kapp - May 2013 Fellow of the Month
Michael Bueno - Fellow of the Month - April 2013
Jennifer Castillo - Fellow of the Month March 2013
Morgan Brand - Fellow of the Month February 2013
Aurelia De La Rosa Aceves & Daniel Lind - January 2013
Aurelia de la Rosa Aceves - January 2013
Pamela Diaz - December 2012
Jose Plaza - November 2012
Elizabeth Salinas - April 2012
Mario Flores - March 2012
Tomas Robles, Jr. - February 2012
Cristal Ruiz - December 2011
Monica Bautista - November 2011
Alyssa Padilla - May 2011
Josefina Villanueva - April 2011
Alexis Ruiz - March 2011
Judith Perez -- February 2011
Romie Barriere -- December 2010
Miguel Lopez -- November 2010
Evelia Castillo -- May 2010
Julio Costa - April 2010
Ulises A. Gonzalez - March 2010
Andrea Serra - February 2010
Bertha Guerrero - January 2010
Rebecca Medina - December 2009
Rita Rico - November 2009
Craig Martinez-May 2009
Daniel Montes-April 2009
Stephen Perez-March 2009
Veronica Duron-February 2009
Esther Valle-April 2008
Robert Fuentes-March 2008
M. Lucero Ortiz-February 2008
Daniel Herrera-January 2008
Frinny R. Polanco-November 2007
Betsaida Alcantara-April 2007
Jose A. Medina-March 2007
Angelica M. Reza-February 2007


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