Patricia Garcia’s mom has been one of her biggest inspirations. As she watched her mother struggle with a health condition that eluded diagnosis, she developed an interest in medical technology. “The only logical answer for my [never-ending] questions,” she reflects, was “the application of engineering principles and design concepts.”
The summer before Patricia started college, she took a research position at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), where she worked on creating bio-engineered scaffolds to enhance the regeneration of damaged tissues and organs. She spent the summer of 2018 at MIT, working on a biomechanics project that consisted of engineering 3D skeletal muscle tissue. During the school year, she studies Mechanical Engineering at the Florida International University Honors College. In her spare time, she helps inspire Latinas to explore the tech field as a TECHNOLOchicas Ambassador.