Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) Alumni Network

14 Cal State LA alumni, students, staff and faculty posing with ECST Dean, Emily Allen, at the ECST Makerspace lab on 2/18/20.


The Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) Alumni Network is a professional network that serves as a platform for fellow graduates and industry peers to engage as a community and build fellowship. We connect for social, educational, and career development activities that create lifelong relationships, opportunities, and partnerships.

Network Leadership

Headshot of Maida LopezMaida Lopez ’03, Chair
Systems Engineer, The Boeing Company

Maida Lopez is a systems engineer for the Boeing Defense, Space and Security organization. Maida draws on a wide range of technical expertise that she has gained through project experience with network systems, information security, systems testing, and the design and development of core infrastructures. As a first-generation college graduate, she has a profound appreciation for education and a sense of responsibility for helping underprivileged students gain access to life-changing resources. Click here to read more about Maida.


Headshot of Ricson ChudeRicson Chude ’08, Co-Chair
Project Manager, Southern California Edison

Ricson Chude is a project manager working for Southern California Edison (SCE) in the Customer Program & Services division where he’s primarily responsible for the development of strategic initiatives that support the integration of distributed energy resources such as solar PV and energy storage. Click here to read more about Ricson.


Las Vegas skyline at night. Img text: Hired by NV Energy with Alicia Lopez
Alumni and current students are invited to an exclusive Link Up, Sync Up event with Cal State LA alumna Alicia Lopez (’93), senior project manager at NV Energy—the leading energy and natural gas supplier for Las Vegas and Reno. This special session is hosted in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month and recognizes Latinx and Chicanx in STEM.

Hired by NV Energy: Powering the City of Lights featuring Alicia Lopez ('93), P.E.
Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. PDT
Zoom Webinar

Join us to learn about Alicia’s professional journey, NV Energy, and developing trends in transportation and distribution. Attendees can participate in Q&A and are eligible to win Cal State LA swag during our opportunity drawing. Welcome and remarks provided by alumni network leaders, Maida Lopez ('03), Ricson Chude ('08), and Dean of the College of ECST, Dr. Emily Allen.

This webinar is free to attend. Register by Wednesday, October 6, 2021 using the button below. See you then!