Meet our President, Evelyn Meza!

Evelyn Meza is a senior at California State University Long Beach where she is currently pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering. She joined SWE during her freshman year and now serves as the president. Evelyn is very passionate about equal representation within STEM fields.

Last summer, she was an R&D intern for Inari Medical, a medical device company, where she executed FDA testing to receive approval on a blood returning system and designed a device to assist doctors during surgery. In her free time she enjoys watching movies/tv shows, spending time with family/friends and bullet journaling.

Why did you pick your major?

"Becoming an engineer is an aspiration of mine because they are the inventors of ingenious solutions. Engineering has inspired me to learn how things function and solidify my passion for creating. It has inspired me to constantly ask questions and look for advancement in a variety of ways, fueling my affinity for problem-solving. The thought of bettering someone's life is directly proportional to my happiness which convinced me to follow the biomedical engineering pathway. "

Why are you in SWE?

"SWE has built a community of strong female leaders that I can look up too. It has expanded my professional career and allowed me to educate the younger generations. I want to be an example to anyone who is a minority and a woman that pursuing a STEM career is possible and that people will support you. "

What is your favorite course?

"My favorite course so far has been Solidworks. It has given me the foundation for what I can create within my major and the endless possibilities that biomedical engineering can take me. It keeps my imagination active and allows me to bring my ideas to life. "

Advice for women in STEM:

"You are worth more than your grades. Expand your social network and be yourself because you will attract people like your. Asking for help does not make you weak, it just provides a different point of view to the same problem. You are exactly where you need to be and are worthy of every room you step into! "

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