Adriana Garcia
Electrical Engineer Adriana Garcia
AG Consultink
San Diego, Venezuela

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Biography
My name is Adriana Garcia, and my profession is Electrical Engineer, Power Systems .. I graduated 20 years ago in Venezuela, and since then I have worked in Distribution Systems of Electric Power. I have two daughters, and when they were small, I worked as a university instructor (Physics and Electrical Networks) and I did a Master in Management and a Masters in Electrical Engineering. Today, I work on my own as a consultant for electric power quality. Study and work has been somewhat easy for me, compared to how hard it has been to learn to find balance and harmony between my professional life and my personal life. In my country, it is not common for women to study electrical engineering, there is discrimination towards women in homes, schools and jobs, so there are many external and internal cultural barriers to overcome. When I found this group, I felt happy to know that there are many women like me, and I felt happy to read their stories. In the future I would like to live and work in a country with fewer cultural barriers to women. However, I am aware that the main barrier is internal, so I would also like to help other women overcome their internal obstacles and give them tools to achieve their goals in life.
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Education
Academic Background • Master of Electrical Engineering, UC (2006 - 2011) • Master of Management and Information Technology, UJAP (2002-2005) • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a Concentraion in Power Systems IUPFAN (1990-1994)
Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
  • I am willing to serve as a sponsor or coach for an engineering club or team.
  • I am willing to serve as science fair judge or other temporary volunteer at a local school.
  • I am willing to host a field trip to my place of employment.
Latest Questions
  • Marcus, Memphis,Tennessee asked Adriana Garcia, AG Consultink

    Added Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    Why did you choose to be a engineer and what is the best part.
    Related to Choosing a Degree, Electrical
    Answers 1
    Adriana Garcia, AG Consultink
    Answered Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    I chose to be an engineer because I wanted to be financially independent of my parents when I was 15 years old. Then I chose electrical engineering because I was good at math and physics. That was a challenge then.

    Years later, I have a lot of ...

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  • Emily, Long Island, NY

    Added Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    If you had one suggestion for a female engineering student looking to expand their horizons what would you suggest participating in? Is there something you wish you had done in college that influenced your answer?
    Answers 1
    Adriana Garcia, AG Consultink
    Answered Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:02 PM
    Hi Emily, I would suggest, make several short professional practices in the areas of your interest, in order to be able to choose the one with which you identify yourself. Then you can try to specialize in that area, you can attend specialized ...
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  • Mia, Austin

    Added Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Hey, this is just a quick question. I am currently interested in going into petroleum engineering (12th grade) and I've been accepted to a couple of places. And I'm alright at math, nothing special, sometimes it takes me awhile to understand and get hang of something, and I'm worried that I wont be able to make in into the field. Every time I talk to someone in the this field they complain about how hard it is, and that I should find something else to do. This really discourages me because the ...
    Answers 1
    Adriana Garcia, AG Consultink
    Answered Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 11:31 PM
    Hi Mia, I think that you should keep trying despite what others say. You must start and try. You should follow your instinct. Then, later, you can catch the decision to continue or not with more knowledge about the field.
    
    Good luck !!
    
    Adriana
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