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Team Mentoring Program

Marleny Garcia

Marleny Garcia


Degree: B.A. Biology



Bio: Que tal! My name is Marleny Garcia. As an undergraduate at WSU, I was a TMP mentee and mentor. I tutored physics and biochemistry at the Chicano/a Latino/a Student Center. I worked in Dr. Winuthayanon's lab, which focuses on how the hormones estrogen and progesterone affect fecundity during sperm and embryo transport. I didn't get into medical school the first time around. So, during my gap year I completed a post baccalaureate fellowship at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). At NIEHS, the research I conducted also focused on female reproduction and development. Currently, I am enrolled as a medical student at Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine with an interest in obstetrics and gynecology. The mentorship and connections I received through TMP were what attributed most to my success as a pre-medical and first-generation college student. Still, I remember what it's like to be a TMP mentor with career insecurities and questions of my own. I was eager to talk to someone with a similar background as me who made it. I'm happy to be that person for you now. Let's continue the cycle of empowerment. Vamos Cougs!