Petty Office Second Class Manuel Medina grew up a curious boy –something his parents encouraged. When he reached 18, he decided to pair this curiosity with skills he could learn in the military and so he joined the Navy.
After six years of active duty military service with stints overseas in Japan and in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Manuel was able to funnel his curiosity into solving technical issues as a turbine electrician.
After discharge from the Navy, Manuel took his technical experience and his natural curiosity and determined to pursue a degree in engineering. After attending a guest speaker seminar at his school, Manuel’s goal to be an engineer was even further “refined and revived” after realizing what he could accomplish with engineering in the real world.
As an engineer, Manuel’s ambition is to find results to technology complications while being faced with limited resources. And to use his determination and creativity to do so.