Beatris Mendez Gandica

Redmond, WA, US
Field of Work 
Job Title or "Student" 
Program Manager
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire; University of Arizona
Information Systems
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
Beatris Alejandra Mendez Gandica is from San Cristobal, Venezuela. She is a security engineer working as a Program Manager at Microsoft. In this role, she manages the daily operations of a bot service platform that performs a variety of functions from validation of files to running static analysis tools. Her work is essential to Microsoft as it yields the most secure services for their customers.
Beatris enjoys giving back to the community. In 2018 she started a nonprofit organization, Nuevo Foundation, where she works to prepare underrepresented minorities to become tomorrow’s leaders. Nuevo Foundation’s mission is to inspire kids to be curious, confident and courageous by discovering the world of STEM. To date, the nonprofit has taught more than 3,200 students about computer science and STEM education across eight countries and Puerto Rico.
In 2019, Beatris was awarded the HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers’ 40 under 40 award, the UWEC Outstanding Recent Alumni award, and delivered the Winter 2019 commencement address for her alma matter in Wisconsin.
Writing/blogging, Working outdoors, Computing, Video games, Travel, Sports
Race & Ethnicity 
Hispanic or Latino
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Field trip participation, In-school visit, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model many times.
Evenings, Weekdays, Weekends
Career exploration activities, Field trip hosting, Fun demonstrations or materials, Hands-on activities for students, Identifying other role models, Online Mentoring (email or Skype)
Program Affiliation 
AAAS If/Then Ambassador, Microsoft, NCWIT

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