Meet and learn about two members in SWE’s LGBTQ+ and Allies Affinity Group: Laurel Hunt and Francine Reyes Vega.
Job/Studies: New product development Engineer at Andersen Windows, and on the leadership team of PRIDE+, the LGBTQ employee resource group.
SWE involvement: Active member in the SWE LGBTQ+ and Allies Affinity Group
What is PRIDE for you: A time to remember and thank those who’ve come before us and fought for the rights we have; and a time to dream of an even better future for ourselves and future generations.
Francine Reyes Vega
Job/Studies: Mechanical Engineer at Logistic Services International and Admissions Director for Out for Undergrad Engineering
SWE involvement: Active member since 2013 and currently Co Lead for our LGBTQ+ and Allies AG, and Treasurer for Florida’s First Coast Section. SWE Outstanding Collegiate Member Award in 2018.
What is PRIDE for you: PRIDE is a sense of belonging and freedom to be authentic. It’s embracing our identity and celebrating our LGBTQ+ community. PRIDE is to advocate for diversity, raising awareness and standing up for equity, while honoring those who came before us.