What is it like to pursue a career in Academia feat. Mariantonieta Gutierrez Soto, PhD Assistant Professor @ Penn State University

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### Shownotes

In 2016, a study out of the University of California San Diego stated

that there were 587 Latino faculty members in the United States. Out of

those 587, 485 were men, and only 102 of them were women.

Today we spoke with one of those 102. Mariantonieta Gutierrez Soto, PhD

is an Assistant Professor of Engineering at Penn State University. We

spoke about her decision to pursue academia and what is it like to run a

lab and the day-to-day of being a faculty member.

📧 Feel free to say hello via hello(at)latinoswhotech(period)com

### Connect

Hugo Castellanos https://www.linkedin.com/in/hugocastellanos/

Mariantonieta Gutierrez Soto, PhD https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariantgutierrez/


### TimeStamps

00:07 1 of only 102 latina engineering faculty in the USA

02:53 Icebreaker: What would you do with 10 extra hours?

07:29 Why did you decide on Academia?

09:14 Life as a professional athlete

18:57 Professors PLAY tennis

20:09 Studying Natural Disasters

21:48 How she structures her time: Day to day of a professor

30:04 How do researchers tailor their grant writing to attract more funding?

36:16 Constraints fuel innovation

41:27 What is it like to run your own lab?

49:07 How to contact Mariantonieta if you are interested in research and grad school