Paola A. Gonzalez Garza

Headshot of graduate student Paola Gonzalez GarzaHometown: Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

Research Area: Liquid Crystalline Polymers

What I will remember most about my time in college: I will always remember how hectic graduate life is, playing flag football with the ChEetahs, and “Free Beer Fridays.”

The most interesting thing I’ve learned about chemical engineering: Chemical engineering is truly universal and can go into practically all fields, except probably philosophy and theater.

My plans after college: After college I plan to continue doing research either at a national lab or private industry.

My advice incoming freshman: All freshman should try to make friends and study together. You’ll have more fun sharing information, going through late night homework sessions and sharing plenty of chemical engineering horror stories.

Three things most people don’t know about you:

1. I know how to Hawaiian dance.

2. I used to be a radio DJ in high school.

3. I love foreign and indie films more than regular Hollywood films.

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