BÁRBARA GONZÁLEZ, M.SC.
- MER, Renewable Energies and Management, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Querétaro, México.
- MSc, Biotechnology, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
- BS, Biotechnology Engineering, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Querétaro, México.
- Biology Laboratories
- Biotechnology courses
- Renewable Energies sources
- Water treatment and sanitation
She was born in México City and raised in San Luis Potosí. She moved to Querétaro city in 2009 to continue her undergraduate studies in Biotechnology Engineering and graduated in 2012. During her studies, she participated in a series of projects, most of them related to the Food Industry. After graduating, she started her first job as a Validation Engineer in a local company in San Luis Potosí, focused in the design and construction of clean rooms for the Pharmaceutical Industry. After eight months, she changed jobs and moved to Tec de Monterrey Campus Querétaro, where she worked for two years in the Student Affairs Department. In there, she was able to develop her Leadership and soft skills by helping students in the planning and materialization of extra academic projects.
As part of her International Experience, in 2013 she attended the Institute Food Technology Annual Meeting celebrated that year in the city of Chicago, Illinois and presented the results of a formulation of gluten-free bread. This project was elaborated in her Senior year. In 2015, she packed her things and flew to Scotland to pursue her master’s degree in Biotechnology. She attended the University of Glasgow where she worked in Dr. Laura Spagnolo’s research Laboratory for her Summer Thesis Project, “The use of a Modular Expression System for PCNA vector reconstruction”. After completing this year abroad, González came back to México and began working in an Agroindustry business, where she oversaw a project of Nutraceutical strawberries in collaboration with CINVESTAV – Irapuato and CIATEQ – Querétaro.
In August 2017 she joined the Faculty team in Arkansas State University where she started teaching Biology of Plants Laboratory. In December of the same year, she completed her second master’s degree in Renewable Energies. She plans to continue her studies September next year, but she is still deciding in which field to specialize.
She is the eldest daughter in her family and loves to spend time with her parents and brother. She is a traveler and she has visited 26 out of the 32 states of México, as well as some cities in the USA and Europe. She likes movies and outdoor activities.