Carlos Rodriguez Orozco


Secretary of Basic Needs

Third-year, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

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Branch: Executive Cabinet

Carlos Rodriguez Orozco is a first-generation college student. The summer before starting at Cal Poly he participated in the Educational Opportunity Program's Summer Institute, where he first became acquainted with the community and culture at Cal Poly. During his freshman year, Carlos was involved with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the Chinese Student Association, and Korean American Student Association. During his sophomore year, Carlos became treasurer for SHPE and served as a Residential Assistant where he began to learn about the resources Cal Poly offers to students.

Summer 2021, He interned at Fresno Valves and Casting and had a pivotal role in fixing deteriorated patterns for components used in the water industry. Carlos enjoys the outdoors, hanging out with friends, trying new restaurants, and losing at board games. He hopes to use his mechanical engineering degree to help small businesses and plans to pursue a master’s in mechanical engineering after graduating. Carlos currently serves as the Secretary of Basic Needs, where he plans to make resources more accessible and campus policies more representative and equitable.

Committees: ASI Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Campus Fee Advisory Committee (CFAC), Campus Parking & Transportation Advisory Committee