Lisette Manrique

"You get to apply what you know to everyday challenges like pitching a tent or building a swing."

INTERVIEW DATE September 8, 2007
HER JOB Ximedica
Engineering Careers
Bioengineering/Biomedical |
You get to apply what you know to everyday challenges like pitching a tent or building a swing.
Lisette Miller, Ximedica

ADDEDSaturday, September 8, 2007

  • Q
    Where did you go to school and what degree(s) do you have?
    A
    B.S. and M.S. in biomedical engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts.
  • Q
    What do you like best about being an engineer?
    A
    You get to apply what you know to everyday challenges like pitching a tent or building a swing.
  • Q
    Which of your career accomplishments are you proudest of?
    A
    I spent two months working and traveling in Costa Rica. Our team at the Federal Fire Protection Department developed a database supporting the local emergency response system. This amazing opportunity allowed me to practice speaking Spanish and to meet many brave firefighters.
  • Q
    What advice would you give to a young woman considering a career in engineering?
    A
    Never let anyone convince you that you can’t do it, because if you have the desire and drive, you can!
  • Q
    Any other stories or comments you would like to share with EngineerGirl visitors?
    A
    You get to apply what you know to everyday challenges like pitching a tent or building a swing.
  • Q
    Describe something about your life outside of work: your hobbies, or perhaps a favorite book.
    A
    Painting on canvas, ballroom dancing, and mentoring high school students