Congrats to Maria Jose “Joe” Quezada for earning the Emerging Role Model 2016-2017 Student Organization Awards & Recognition (SOAR) award! They were recognized at the SOAR ceremony on Monday, April 24, 2017 for their accomplishments.
Joe’s wide range of experiences and passion for service earned her this SOAR award. She takes initiative on the projects she manages, is organized, follows through on her commitments and effectively delegates to peers. However, it’s her presence and passion that set her apart as a leader, however.
As her nominator shared, “Joe is warm, fun, well respected by her peers, and has a contagious laugh.”
“She is organized, follows through on all of her commitments, and is mature beyond her years.
Joe has been an active member and leader of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE de ASU). Her formal roles include serving as the secretary, treasurer, and president of SHPE de ASU, not including her high involvement in SHPE outreach. Her other leadership roles include being a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), a Fulton Ambassador, a mentor with the Barrett Honors College Mentoring Program, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, ASU 101 Section Leader, E2 Camp Counselor, and Peer Mentor in our Engineering Residential Community.
As a selected participant in the Grand Challenge Scholars Program, Joe has also been an undergraduate student researcher with the Human Mobility Lab at ASU. Her research on finger motor planning sparked her interest in pursuing other areas of research, which led her to an REU with MIT this past summer and acceptance into multiple PhD programs next year. Joe has successfully balanced her commitments with grace and ease while maintaining a high GPA.
As her nominator shared, “she is one of the rare students who fully delivers on all of her commitments with high quality work and enthusiasm–this is what makes her such a successful servant leader.”
This award earned the organization $400 in funding that will go toward organization needs. Congrats again!