Meet our Secretary, Gabriela Murrieta!

Gaby is a senior studying Biomedical Engineering here at CSULB! Currently, she is pursuing her passion for cardiovascular research under Dr. Ga-Young Kelly Suh's Cardiovascular Research Club and conducting research in left ventricular assistive device (LVAD) systems.

In the summer of 2022, Gaby interned at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in their Medical Device Prototyping and Diagnostics Program, where she and her team created a voice-activated “Neck Mobilizer." This device helps assist tetraplegic patients suffering from paralysis from the neck down with head movement!

Gaby is a human rights activist and a vegan enthusiast. She enjoys reading, listening to music, and roller skating!

Why did you pick your major?

"I picked Biomedical Engineering because it felt like a mixture of what I loved: Medicine and Engineering. Biomedical Engineering is a strong foundation for the future endeavors I might pursue, like Graduate or Medical school, all in the hopes of helping as many people as I possibly can. "

What is your favorite course?

"BME 370: Introduced me to microfluidics and the microchip industry. Although difficult, it challenged me and expanded my knowledge in something I had personally rarely heard of. "

Why are you in SWE?

"SWE has become a safe space for me as a Latina Engineer. Its members have inspired me to continue to pursue engineering despite the lack of Hispanic and female representation within engineering. They have shown me I am not alone and have mentored me throughout college thus far. "

Advice for women in STEM:

"Despite the occupation or the career you plan to pursue, don't be afraid to be yourself, challenge the status quo, and make society more inclusive. "

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