Garcia Frank webWho are you?

PES Scholar - 2014

I am a studying Electrical Engineering at California State Polytechnic University of Pomona. Before graduating in Spring 2017, I am exploring the power engineering field, intending to enroll in class electives pertaining to power. I am also developing an interest in control systems and wish to increase my knowledge and understanding through books.

Why did you choose to study engineering and the power engineering field?

With a family background of engineering and creativity, I decided to follow both my father and brothers' footsteps. I am majoring in Electrical Engineering because of my aspiration to understand and create solutions for the future. I want to share my knowledge and understanding by becoming a mentor to students early in high school and college. Once I become a professional engineer, I will give back to the community and increase their awareness of their ability to excel in STEM fields.

What do you love about the power engineering field? What excites you about being involved in the PE field?

Power engineering offers understanding of domestic and commercial use of electronics coming from engineering. Learning about generation, transmission, and distribution of power bridges the gap of knowledge between the basic use of our home appliances and understanding how they work with electricity.

How has being selected as a PES Scholar impacted you?

Being selected as a PES Scholar has given me tremendous confidence in pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering. I am grateful for the extended assistance and opportunities in helping me find internships or careers in power engineering as well as offering me a mentor to shape my professional development.

January 2015