Dr. Laura Benitez

Dr. Laura Benitez serves as Associate Dean for Outreach and Student Engagement in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) and is also a faculty in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Dr. Benitez is the Associate Director and co-PI for the National Science Foundation-funded Center for Equity in Engineering (CEE). She has also engaged and led several STEM outreach and equity initiatives at UTRGV. Prior to joining UTRGV, Dr. Benitez was a Product Engineer at Texas Instruments Inc. and earned her Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University.