Director, Science & Health Symposiums
Prior to joining InquireFirst, Luisa served as the Institute of the Americas’ STEM Programs Manager, following four years as a key contributor to the Institute’s Science & Innovation Summer Camp, co-founding a professional workshop for STEM Instructors and expanding its reach to Latin America.
As a Gates Millennium Scholar, Luisa completed her bachelor’s degree specializing in neuroscience & physiology at the University of California, San Diego. She co-authored a book titled “Mexican Migration and the U.S. Economic Crisis: A Transitional Perspective” in collaboration with the Mexican Migration Field Research Program. Her work focuses on parallel relationships between traditional and scientific medicine. Subsequently, Luisa became a licensed Emergency Medical Technician where she provided her services for three years in Imperial County on the U.S.-Mexico border, which has the highest unemployment rate in California.
In the educational sector, Luisa served as Civil Engineering Department Lead for two years at the national Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) program. She took the IOA STEM Programs to an international audience utilizing her experience of 10 years in the U.S.-Mexico border region, where she designed an innovative workshop for both students and instructors in Argentina and Mexico.
Luisa continues her mission to advance teaching and learning excellence through her collaboration with UC San Diego and serves as a spokesperson, panelist and instructor in national and international leadership, academic and health and science forums.