DJ Lopez began his journey at ASU in the Fall 2022 semester. He always knew that he wanted to major in a STEM subject because of how much he enjoyed his math and science classes in high school. After reflecting on his educational path and changing his major, DJ finally decided on electrical engineering because of his interest in hardware and circuitry. He chose to come to ASU due to the extensive programs offered, such as the Accelerated Master’s degree programs, the financial support provided and the university’s innovative labs.

Outside of class, DJ has been involved with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and Engineers Without Borders. In Engineers Without Borders, he has worked on the Shonto Irrigation project. This team designed and took part in building a dam to help with irrigation problems for the Shonto Native American tribe.

After graduation, DJ plans on enrolling in the Accelerated Master’s degree program to earn his master’s degree in electrical engineering. He hopes to get a job in a circuit-related field.

DJ’s Advice for students:

“Put yourself out there and make yourself known to your classmates, advisors and professors! College is impossible to do alone, and it is so important to have a support system and people to reach out to when you need help.”

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