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Enrique Dominguez, Erica Martin, Reyna Flores, Susan Stanford, Johnny Hill

EOE Staff

Enrique Dominguez, EOE Director

  • Leads Cockrell School of Engineering efforts to recruit and retain ethnically underrepresented students as well as students who have backgrounds or experiences that will contribute to the overall diversity of the School. 
  • Provides guidance to three full-time staff members and strategic development for EOE initiatives which serve approximately 1,000 undergraduate engineering students and 950 pre-college students.
  • Serves as primary contact for development of Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program initiatives. 

    Enrique is a first-generation college graduate from a rural town in west Texas. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering with a Civil Engineering degree. He worked in industry for seven years where he learned his true vocation for equity and equality. Enrique is currently the Region D Chair for the National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) where he shares his passion for helping underrepresented students. He is a father, husband, uncle, brother, son and friend and loves every aspect of his family. His motto is Fe, Honor y Dignidad (Faith, Honor and Dignity) – a motto that he has lived by since he was able to understand the terms.

Reyna Flores, EOE Recruitment Coordinator 

  • Serves as the primary contact for all development and coordination issues related to EOE pre-college recruitment programs and high school visits.
  • Introduces and advises pre-college students about academic and career opportunities in engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Strives to increase the number of under-represented students who apply to and enroll in the Cockrell School.


    Reyna has worked with various college access programs in local middle schools and high schools for five years to increase the number of underrepresented students in higher education. She has also worked with residential summer programs planning activities, training camp staff and volunteers, and teaching a college seminar. From the Rio Grande Valley, Reyna moved to Austin in 2005. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master's of education degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Reyna started with the EOE office in March 2016. 

Johnny Hill, EOE Academic Coordinator 

  • Serves as the primary contact for all development and coordination issues related to EOE academic initiatives. 
  • Introduces and advises college students about academic resources and career opportunities in engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Strives to increase the retention of underrepresented students who enroll and excel in the Cockrell School.

    Johnny is a local Austinite and an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin. He received his BA degree in economics and completed the Business Foundation Certificate from Red McCombs School of Business. He is currently a committee member of Former President Obama “Greater Austin Area My Brother’s Keeper” (GAAMBK) Initiative, supporting males of color in reaching their full potential. Johnny is also a committee member of Mayor Steve Adler’s Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities (IRSI), which explores inequities throughout the city of Austin. He started with EOE in May 2017.

Erica Martin, EOE Program Coordinator 

  • Serves as the primary contact for all development and coordination issues related to the EOE TREX program and other leadership and professional development initiatives. 
  • Introduces and advises college students about academic resources and career opportunities in engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Strives to increase the professionalism and awareness of post graduation options for underrepresented students who succeed in the Cockrell School.


    Erica has dedicated her career to addressing educational inequality. After spending 5 years as a mentor and program manager at a college access non-profit working in local high schools, she made the shift to higher education. Erica began working at UT in 2015, first as a career counselor and now as the program coordinator at EOE. Hailing from El Paso, Texas, she attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, earning her B.A. in History. An avid reader of all things truth or fiction, her favorite festival in Austin is the Texas Book Festival (sorry ACL and SXSW).   

Susan Stanford, EOE Administrative Assistant

  • Serves as the primary contact for all HR duties for our EOE student workers and volunteers.
  • Processes accounting documents for the EOE office.

    Susan attended UT Austin and worked as an advisor in the Civil Engineering department for a few years. She is a quarter-time employee at EOE and also working quarter-time with the Women in Engineering Program. Susan's favorite food is queso. She started with the EOE office in February 2016.

EOE Student Staff Highlight

Ryan Hernandez

Position: EOE Office Assistant 
Major: Civil Engineering
Hometown: Houston, TX

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