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Ernesto Garcia

I want to use engineering and design to make a difference. I want to design products that are convenient, accessible, and sustainable. I believe that the products people use may have desirable implications that go beyond their core function, but those potential benefits cannot be reaped if the product fails to connect with the user.

While studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I developed a passion for design. The experiences I gained in mechanical design and design thinking courses encouraged me to pursue a career in design. I want to design products with which people interact, so my approach is intentionally human-centered. I seek to nurture my innovative mindset by working with innovative thinkers with similar interests yet different perspectives and backgrounds.

I am currently working toward a master’s degree in engineering design innovation at Northwestern University, I expect to graduate in December of 2019.

My interests include Product Design, Design Engineering, and Consumer Products.