Cynthia is a Senior at the University of Texas, San Antonio, scheduled to graduate this Spring. She is majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry. She started the QL+ Student Chapter at UTSA.
Why did you choose your major? I want to learn how to create solutions for problems that affect the veteran population in the field of Biomedical Engineering.
Describe your experience working with QL+ so far. What is the biggest challenge? What has been rewarding? I have had a wonderful experience with the QL+ organization. Starting the Student Chapter here at UTSA has been a humbling experience. I worked tirelessly when we were contacted by the national organization to inspire my fellow students to join the program. I knew that the students here at UTSA were capable of doing great things. It has been the highlight of my undergraduate career seeing them apply their engineering and science education to create devices to improve the quality of life for veterans and active duty soldiers.
What would you say to other students about QL+? You won’t find another truly amazing experience to not only improve the lives of the most deserving individuals but also improve yourself as an engineer or scientist in your field.
What are your plans after graduation? I plan on attending graduate school pursuing a Ph.D. in Bioengineering at UC Berkey/ UCSF Joint Program.
What has been the proudest moment of your college career? Seeing the QL+ chapter grow with students just as excited about improving the quality of life for veterans as I am.
What three words best describe you? Driven, Passionate, and Resilient