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
  • 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 ...
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    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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  • Devin, Gilbert

    Added Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    To become an engineer you must take a lot of math classes. I was wondering what kind of applications do you use in your career that relate to calculus classes and the methods learned in those classes? Also, how does having a thorough understanding of calculus techniques benefit you in your field of work and on what occasions do you use those techniques? A lot of what is learned in calculus seems to be unnecessary in any field of work, including engineering, how do you use, for example, ...
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    Adriana Garcia, AG Consultink
    Answered Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    Hello friend. I  asked to myself  the same question as you, many years ago. Then I learned that studying calculus and mathematics (I studied, five courses of mathematics and four physical) allows you to prepare your attitude for the resolution ...

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