Who I am: Liz-Hasbleydi Guzmán Maldonado De Langlois. I am from Bogota, Colombia and US citizen, independent fashion model with a background in engineering, and in the process of starting my own company (Aesthetics+Fashion+Technology) :) My teachers, family and friends define me as a renaissance woman or polymath. Gifted with many talents such as: creativity, analytical thinking, spirituality, and sensibility. The interest in many things including: entertainment, technology, entrepreneurship, fashion, art, sports, philanthropy, and humanitarianism.
My work as engineer: In Citigroup (Citibank) I monitored, reviewed and supported the network systems and telecommunications. In Anditel outsourcing of BP (British Petroleum Company) I worked on planning, documentation, drawings using AutoCAD and implementation of satellite and radio microwave links on the pipeline in Colombia. In MCI WorldCom-IT&S I worked on outsourcing participation in implementation and support in satellite systems (Andrew Antenna) and for Motorola-Outsourcing I did system analysis, troubleshooting radio wave links and repeater stations.
Why and how I decided to be an engineer: I was good with analytical thinking and had a creative mind, and engineering gave me the option of combining them to make ideas into reality and using them in the real world. When I started there were few women in my classes. I was awarded a scholarship for academic performance.
My vision: As a future entrepreneur I realize that being an engineer and a fashion model with appreciation for art, design and performing arts have some common points such as aesthetics, class, and timeless results. I want to integrate those and make a product related to both that will contribute to society and the world.
Where I am from: I was born in Bogota, Colombia. My heritage is a mix of Native-Chibcha from Colombia with Spanish and German-English cultures. My country of origin is a rich combination of cultures.
What languages I know: I love to interact with other cultures and that inspires me to learn languages and read literature and biographies from other parts of the world. I speak Spanish, English, Basic French and I understand Portuguese and Italian.
What people who know me think of me: Most people say I am futuristic, a visionary who integrates new ideas, an accomplished dreamer, analytical, a risk taker, loyal, honest, ethical, adventurous, humble and leader who inspires to others to be the same.
Causes I care about: Autism Speaks, Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Children, Education, Environment, Health, Science and Technology. Future Goal: I would like to be a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. "You can be creative in anything - in math, science, engineering, philosophy - as much as you can in music or in painting or in dance"... Always be a work that progress and love what you do:)
BTW, if you're looking for something fun to play around with, try out this game I developed for one of my classes.
Universidad Francisco Jose De Caldas. Bachelor Science Electronic and Electrical Engineer.
Major: Electronic Engineering with an emphasis on telecommunications (satellite links,RF), digital data transmission (signal processing)and wireless communication.
Minor: Computer engineering. Computer science and software engineering. Network computer systems.
Finances, economy, management and leadership