User:Lucia I. Ramirez

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Lucia I. Ramirez at National McNair Symposium (San Francisco, CA)
Lucia I. Ramirez at National McNair Symposium (San Francisco, CA)

Education

  • 2016, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Loyola Marymount University (LMU)
  • May - June 2013, Science and Engineering Ethics, LMU Study Abroad: China and Hong Kong

Coursework

  • Electric Circuit Analysis and Application
  • Electronics I and II (Lecture and Lab)
  • Differential Equations
  • Methods of Applied Math
  • Linear Systems and Signals
  • Introduction to Microprocessors
  • Cell Function
  • Biomathematical Modeling
  • Complex Analysis

Future Career Interests and Goals

  • Pursue graduate school to attain a PhD in Biomedical Engineering
  • Aiming to be a professor one day
  • Highly intrigued about solving health-related problems with my engineering mindset

Research

Ramirez, L.I., Vejarano, G. (2014) Diminishing Patient Non-Compliance in Physical Therapy using Motion Capture Technologies
Presented at the following Conferences:

  1. Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, LMU July 2014, Oral Presentation
  2. McNair Annual Symposium, Berkeley, CA August 2014, Oral Presentation
  3. Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science Conference, Los Angeles, CA October 2014, Poster Presentation
  4. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers National Conference, Detroit, Michigan November 2014, Poster Presentation

Work Experience

Career Development Services, LMU, Los Angeles, CA
September 2011-December 2014
Student Ambassador

  • Train new student staff and spearhead professional staff administrative tasks/projects/programs
  • Interact and communicate effectively with students, faculty/staff, and employers through one-on-one resume review sessions, supervisor technicalities, and the online job database navigation, respectively

LMU Engineering Clean Water Project, Isla Espiritu Santo, El Salvador
January 2013
Engineer Volunteer/Translator

  • Planned for this student-driven project 2 months prior to the week-long trip to assign responsibilities and ultimately, successfully install an Ultra-Violet filter for the only clinic on the island
  • Collaborated with 7 LMU student engineers in distributing over 60 table-top filters (1filter/household), teaching how to assemble and carry proper maintenance
  • Collected and analyzed filtered water from 30 table-top filters that were distributed the prior year
  • Organized a community meeting to discuss on the importance of clean water and share our findings in our bacteria testings

Bellflower City Hall, Bellflower, CA
June 2012
Community Development Volunteer/Intern

  • Researched on assigned projects related to zoning, building, and property maintenance codes
  • Quickly learned software programs to assist the city, senior, and associate planners with their projects
  • Observed 3 formal plan examinations and accompanied the Building Official on personal field inspections
  • Went beyond what was expected with assigned projects and also reached out to help translate in the front desk

Fun Facts

Personal interests/hobbies

  • Sing and play the violin, keyboard, and guitar
  • Enjoy playing basketball and volleyball

What is your favorite aspect of biology and why?

  • Biology explains the how and the why organism interact the way they do. It's complexity simply amazes me.

What is your favorite aspect of mathematics and why?

  • Mathematics, to me, has always been a universal language. Therefore, I have always enjoyed being able to manipulate numbers in order to solve a problem, kind of like solving a puzzle.

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