Profile: Yuriana Garcia
Yuriana Garcia: HCDE Major
Originally from a small town in Eastern Washington called Royal City, oldest out four children. Participated in the UW GenOM program where she was exposed to laboratory research during the summer of 2009-2010. Being the first to go to college in her family she enrolled at the UW fall 2010 by receiving financial help through scholarships including the: COSTCO Diversity Scholarship, Nelson Faria Scholarship, and a Washington Apple Education Foundation scholarship. She is a participant in the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation STEM program, was accepted as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Biology Fellow, and a UW Interdisciplinary Honors student. Yuri has been provided the opportunity to work in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Microbiology on various research projects. She also presented at the ERN conference in Washington DC -February 2011. She worked for PATH: a catalyst for global health technology. Outside of School, Yuri, is part of the organizations Education Without Borders, Latino Medical Student Association, and Society of Advancement for Native Americans and Chicanos in Science. She enjoys networking at LSAMP events and meeting new people.