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Karina Quintana

Karina Quintana is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at Florida International University (FIU). Karina was selected as a freshman applicant to be an FIU Presidential Scholar and in January 2013 Karina began conducting research after being awarded the FIU National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarship. Nationally, she was recognized as the recipient of a prestigious award sponsored by NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and in June 2014, Karina was selected as one of 20 students in the nation to receive a travel grant sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Institute of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IEEE) to attend the 2014 International Microwaves Symposium in Tampa, Florida.


An utmost important character of Ms. Quintana is that she generously offers and spends her time, energy, efforts and skills for the good of her community on a daily basis. Karina approaches new international students as well as other students and is always willing to facilitate the adaptation process academically and individually in a community of diverse students. From showing her classmates, both new and old, the resources available on campus to helping them with classwork assignments, Karina pays it forward and influences others to do their best. Karina is intent on sharing her path to success with her fellow students with the hopes of helping them discover or achieve their dreams, and despite the lack of completion of studies in STEM degrees, she motivates them to complete careers in these fields. Her cause involves personally reaching out to peers to provide advice, support, or knowledge of the resources that will improve their academic or professional careers.

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Thursday, March 19