Ester García Valiente
Professional sector: Education and training | Position: VET teacher in the Health field
I studied Biology because I had a clear vocation for Sciences. I have worked in several research centres and I strongly believe that training in Sciences is very important, that is why I decided to become a teacher in Health Sciences.
Tell us about your career path.
Why did you choose a STEM profession?
Was your interest in STEM encouraged?

I chose a STEM program at University because I was very curious and interested in Sciences. I have a special interest for scientific dissemination. I think that my parents, who are engineers and passionate about nature helped me to “awake” my scientist vocation.



How was your university experience? Do you have any memorable experiences to share?

From my university education, I would highlight my stay in a biomedical research laboratory in Paris which helped me to understand Sciences from its inside. Thanks to this stay, I had my very first opportunity to participate in a scientific congress presenting a poster of my project in the laboratory.
During that time, I had plenty of memorable experiences, and the ones I recall the most are always related with my friends.

Where do you work?
What would you do during a typical day at work? What do you enjoy most about your job?

I currently work as teacher in Health VET programs. I teach subjects related to Health Sciences. What I like the most about my job is training future health professionals.

What are your plans and aspirations for the future?

Continue growing as a teacher, and I would love some day writing a book about popular science.

What do you like to do outside of work? What are your passions and hobbies?

I enjoy listening to music and go to concerts. I also like hiking and being in contact with nature.

What advice would you give to other young girls and women who plan to pursue a STEM career?

To women who want to develop their career in STEM, I would tell them to go ahead. It may be more difficult in certain fields, but we certainly need more women present in the scientific-technical field.