Are you ready to unlock the secrets of a thrilling and dynamic job opportunity in the world of Information Technology? Look no further! #LatinaGeeks in partnership with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) invite you to an exclusive panel presentation that promises to be an eye-opening experience. 

Our panel of IT professionals, including successful former interns and IT associates, will discuss their journeys and experiences. They’ll delve into the invaluable skills and knowledge gained during their time in these programs, as well as how these opportunities have set them on a path to a rewarding IT career. 

Join us for a discussion that will inspire, educate, and help pave the way for your future in Information Technology! 



Information Technology comprises various departments that help ensure the day-to-day technological success of all SDG&E and SoCalGas operating groups. Associates and interns in IT have the opportunity to work side-by-side with industry experts and utilize leading technologies to help maintain and analyze company software, monitor around the clock for incidents and cybersecurity threats, and support our workforce both in-person and remotely across our service territory. 

Internship Program  

Our summer interns are students who work full-time hours during their 10 to 12-week paid internship. They work closely with associates and industry experts to grow their skills and IT knowledge and they may qualify to join the Associate Rotation Program after graduation.  

Associate Rotation Program  

Our associates are full-time employees with benefits and rotate through three rotation assignments in various departments. Associates gain on-the-job training and a chance to apply their skills in real-world settings. They also receive career development, support, and guidance. 


Meet our speakers: 

Alec Xian

Alec is an IT Associate currently in his first rotation with the Sensor & OT (OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGY) Data Management team. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems, specializing in Information Security and Forensics, from Cal Poly Pomona. Alec is also currently pursuing his master’s degree in information security at the same institution. In his current role, he serves as an Associate Infrastructure Engineer within the Sensor & OT Data Management (SOTDM) team.


Erick Orantes

Erick is an IT associate currently in his first rotation in the Control Center Modernization team. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from California State University Northridge. In his current role, he is an associate Software Engineer under the data analytics team.


Amanda Bui

Amanda is a Team Lead for the IT Associate & Intern Program supporting both SDG&E and SoCalGas. She has her bachelor’s degree in management information systems from the University of Arizona. Amanda started her career at SDG&E in the IT Associate Program in 2015 and has since worked in different areas of IT as a solutions analyst. In her current role, she assists in the hiring and managing of our IT Associate and Interns and provides professional and leadership development experiences.


Guadalupe Talavera Reyes

Guadalupe embarked on her career journey in IT in 2016, navigating through diverse teams as part of the IT Associate Rotation program at SoCalGas. Today, she is the team lead for Advanced Analytics and Innovation, guiding a robust team of over 20 dedicated analytics professionals. In this capacity, she oversees the progression of the analytics workstream’s transition to the cloud. Under her leadership, the team is developing cloud-native platforms with the aim of enhancing advanced analytics capabilities. Their ultimate goal is to contribute significantly to SoCalGas’s mission of becoming the leading energy infrastructure company in America, recognized for its safety, cleanliness, and innovative approach. A proud alumna of Cal Poly Pomona, she pursued a double major in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She further honed her expertise by earning a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, with a specialized focus on computer systems.


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