Santiana Jean-Baptiste
Santiana Jean-Baptiste
Engineering Lead, CQV, Genentech

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Santiana Jean-Baptiste’s unparalleled quest and determination to live the “promised” life was seeded at an early age. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Santiana’s mother sent her and her siblings to live in the United States where she believed was the land of golden opportunity. Unbeknown to her mother, their lives as immigrants were severely impacted by the reality of living in a poverty stricken, high crime, and underserved community in Miami, Florida, where she and her three siblings were raised, after reuniting with their mother. Despite their impoverished upbringing, Santiana displayed a steadfast will to persevere. Upon graduation from high school at the age of 17, she moved to Tampa, Florida to pursue her dream of becoming an engineer. Her dreams came true as she later graduated from the University of South Florida, as a first generation college graduate, with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering, Minor in Biomedical Engineering. Ms. Jean-Baptiste has a total of 8+ years working knowledge in the medical device industry; she is expanding her expertise in the Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Industry, as she is currently an Engineering Lead Consultant for a Biotech Company in Oregon. Santiana continues to inspire and motivate young adults to succeed despite life’s challenges. She is currently working on her first Creative Nonfiction project, a memoir, based on a 'Haitian woman's journey to become an Engineer in America'.

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  • Kelcey, Pittsburgh asked Santiana Jean-Baptiste, Genentech

    Added Friday, February 5, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    Hello! I am writing to you because of your background as a Chemical Engineer with a Masters in Biomedical Engineering. First, I'll tell you a little bit about myself. I graduated in 2013 with a BS in Chemical Engineering and began to work in the coatings/paint industry right out of college. Since then, I have been some time to gain industry experience, figure out who I want to become as a person and what I want out of my life/career. Although my current employer is fantastic, I have ...
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  • Krissi

    Added Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 6:23 AM

    Hello :) I am currently doing my bachelor in chemical engineering and I absolutely love it. However, my future goal is to go into the medical tech area, so designing machines used in hospitals or designing implants, etc. However, I am unsure whether I should specialise to biomedical engineering in my master or stay in chemical engineering and just go more into the biotech area of the field. What do you think? Thank you!
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    Answered Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 6:23 AM

    Congratulations to you Krissi! 

    Biomedical and Chemical Engineering are two wonderful fields to pursue a career with longevity and promise.  If you are looking to diversify your expertise, seeking a Master’s Degree in Biomedical ...

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  • Dabeera, Islamabad asked Santiana Jean-Baptiste, Genentech

    Added Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    Hello, My name is Dabeera and I am a fresh graduate. I am basically a biomedical engineer. I was good in my class hence I have opportunity to work as a lab instructor at a university but I strongly want to proceed as a biomedical engineer with career in an industry. I have recently applied to a pharmaceutical company and now I have an interview call from there. As per your experience please guide me how can I prove my worth as a female biomedical engineer for them? What can I do for pharma ...
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    Answered Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 7:28 PM
    Hello Dabeera,
    First CONGRATULATIONS on obtaining your degree in Biomedical Engineering, this is a significant milestone.  As a female Biomedical Engineer, your worth is priceless.  During your interview, you will want to focus on your ...
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