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Technical Writer Engineering

Colton, California, United States
September 13, 2018

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Westly Garcia

Colton, CA *****



University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA

B.S. + M.S. Bioengineering, GPA 3.69(U), 3.94(G)


•Experience with MATLAB, C++, and fluid dynamic analysis through COMSOL Multiphysics

•Experience in overcoming engineering restrictions through problem solving and engineering analysis

•Plenty of experience in writing technical/engineering reports

•Plenty of experience in public speaking especially in engineering analysis-based presentations


Senior Design - "Mini-Extruder" Prototype, UCR

Project Lead/Technical Writer September 2016 – June 2017

•In collaboration with my group, a "Mini-Extruder" prototype was created as a competitive product to the current manual extruder.

•Overcame the time-consuming assembly process by creating the unique cartridge design which allowed for ease of use.

•Implemented the “sandwich building” process that allowed for an easy, sequential assembly procedure for extruder use.

•Mainly contributed in finalizing the weekly reports that provided updates on the project and with any analysis that was required.

•Planned the entirety of the project by creating deadlines to ensure completion of our prototype.

Circulation Physiology - CEA Results Computational Analysis, UCR

Project Lead/Technical Writer, Winter 2014

•Collaborated with two others to simulate how the wall of a carotid artery would react to a CEA in COMSOL Multiphysics.

•Mainly contributed in writing the final professional report that analyzed our simulations.

•Conducted research to allow for accurate artery simulations.

•Determined that the use of a synthetic patch posed the biggest threat to restenosis

Intro to Bioengineering - Automatic Defibrillator through ECG Analysis, UCR

Design Team Member, Fall 2013

•Collaborated with three undergraduates to create a program that detected heartbeat abnormalities that would send a signal to power a light bulb. (i.e. defibrillator).

•Set up the electrical circuits responsible for sending the signal.


Undergraduate Researcher, March 2016 - June 2016

•Experience with optimization of the hydrogel composition to best depict cartilage in biological conditions.

•Experience with general lab procedures and experimentation setup.


•Magna Cum Laude – With High Honors (Top 4 percent)

•Dean's Honor List - As of Fall 2013

•Secretary of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) – 2016-2017, Member since Fall 2012

oResponsible for earning Best Professional Development Organization through End of the Year Report that reports all activities for the budget in the following academic year

•Secretary of the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society (TBP) – 2016-2017, Member since Fall 2016

oResponsible for writing the End of the Year Report

•Profiled in the UCR Chancellor’s Associates Newsletter – Spring 2017 Edition


• IAW Lab Leader (Fall 2014-June 2017) - In this position, I lead and interact with a lab of first-year college students to further enhance their mathematical skills. I give lectures, proctor quizzes and exams, as well as give worksheets for them to work on. This lab mimics that of a discussion in a regular college course.

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