Nini Munoz, originally from Barranquilla, Colombia, obtained her PhD in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 2014. She completed her BS from Cornell as well. She currently works as the fabrication, design, and process integration lead engineer of inertial navigation systems for Garmin International in Goleta CA.
Prior to working in the aviation sector, she worked extensively on the design of vacuum systems and materials characterization for semiconductor processing. She specialized in the design of sensors for electrochemical detection and neural interfaces, culminating with her graphene sensor work interfacing with the enteric nervous system of mice.
When not working, Nini enjoys spending her time producing bilingual STEM content for the scientific communication community, taking long walks with her husband, sewing, and playing with her dog, Kona.