Sandra Guerrero was born in East Los Angeles and was raised in the
San Gabriel Valley.
By means of hard work, determination, and the support of her
went on to become the first woman in
family to attend college at California State University, Los Angeles
While in College, Sandra
was very involved in student
organizations and learned the meaning of leadership.
a degree in electrical engineering.
Upon her graduation from CSULA, Sandra began working with Southern California Edison (SCE) as an electrical engineer.
As an entry level engineer, Sandra dealt with matters related to local electrical power systems that supply electrical power to the SCE Industrial and residential customers.
While working at SCE, Sandra continued her education by attending the University of Southern California where she earned her Master's degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Electrophysics.
is now a power system planner with SCE
works 100% of the time on Renewable Energy (Green Technology) projects.
performs studies to find out how to properly connect new Renewable Energy projects to the SCE Power Grid.
The SCE Power Grid is a network of power lines (cables) and associated electrical equipment interconnected together to collect and distribute electricity to SCE customers across 50,000 square miles in California.
makes sure that the energy produced by the wind and the sun can be correctly connected and supplied onto the SCE Power Grid.
The electrical power generated by the renewable energy projects she
works on can provide electricity for up to nearly 7 million homes.
One of the best parts about Sandra's job is that she
gets to work at different locations, and travel all over southern California to make sure the new renewable energy power plants are built and connected to the SCE Power Grid according to plan.
As there are more projects in the works that use green technology, Sandy needs to make sure that the projects are completed on schedule so that we can all have electrical power.
free time, an avid Dodger fan, Sandra
enjoys going to Dodger games, but also makes it a point to make time to regularly go back to Cal State University, Los Angeles
to mentor engineering students and to also go speak to local high school and middle school students to help encourage them to stay in school and to pursue technical careers.