Sofia Garcia Martinez
Sofia Garcia Martinez grew up in Monterrey, Mexico, and studied linguistics and computer science as an undergrad in UChicago – meaning differences in temperature over 120 degrees in Fahrenheit within a year! Sofia’s undergraduate degree was in Linguistics and Computer Science, but when exposed to medical illustrations during an undergraduate class in Neuroscience, the student was immediately enraptured by them, and decided to pursue graduate education in the field.
Sofia is a published comic artist, and hopes to use this experience during studies on interactive and narrative visualization! Subject areas of interest include neuroscience, speech-language pathology, and paleoart. Additionally, Sofia is interested in making art for LGBT+ education, as this is an area that scientific research and medical communication has historically neglected – though that pattern has been reversed recently.