Monica Fernandez

South Florida

There are many roles I’m expected to play in my life that represent who I am, what I believe in, and what defines my identity. As a woman, my aim to be a part of a competitive society pushes me to stay determined and to accomplish my goals. As a daughter, I stay true to the values my parents instilled in me and constantly try to exceed their expectations. I use my culture as a guide to explore other cultures around the world all while aspiring to lead future generations of female engineers. As an American, I will do my best to engage in my country’s future by piloting the development of technology, the expansion of research and the improvement in the American creative spirit. I want to explore what I love to do as I pursue a career. Throughout this endeavor I plan to, in the words of Steve Jobs, “stay hungry and stay foolish” and I encourage others to do the same.