Program Coordinator and Faculty, Cedar Valley
Latesia “Boo” Moreno has served as program coordinator and full-time faculty for the Engine Technology program since 2016. A native of Dallas, she graduated from Bishop Dunne High School in 1991. She began her postsecondary education at the University of Southern California’s School of Engineering, where she studied both electrical and mechanical engineering. She also is a Cedar Valley Engine Technology program alumnus, having earned a Motorcycle Technology certificate in 2006.
She was certified as a Kawasaki Technician Specialist in 2016, obtained Hydro-Gear certification in ZT-5400 commercial transmission in 2015 and completed the Generac certification in Outdoor Power Training requirements in 2015. Besides having a love for motorcycles, she also has a passion for repairing and servicing electronics and electrical components. She completed the Electronics Technology-Technical Platform certificate in 2010 and Electronics Technology-Computer Hardware Technician certificate in 2011, both from Mountain View College.
She began working as a part-time tool room coordinator for the Engine Technology program at Cedar Valley shortly after completing her Motorcycle Technology certificate. She worked as a service technician for American Honda in Irving for two years; as a make-ready service technician for D&S Honda Kawasaki in Arlington for a year; and as a lead service technician for Motorcycle Pros. in Irving for a year. She began teaching in the Engine Technology program as an adjunct faculty member in 2015. She teaches all courses in the Engine Technology program, including motorcycle, marine and small engine repair.