Originally from Mexico City, Ricardo has lived all over the US before landing in Oakland, CA. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MS in Engineering Management from Tufts University. With 7+ years of work experience, Ricardo has worked in diverse companies before landing at Medtronic where he has led projects in minimally invasive therapies ranging from catheter development to deep brain stimulation (DBS) implantable leads – translating designs into successful manufacturing and launch.
Through his journeys he has developed increasing adaptability which he channels into all aspects of his life. His decision to join the MEng in Bioengineering at UC Berkeley came from the drive to become a more holistic engineer and understand clinical needs and biomaterials decisions from an upfront development standpoint. By deepening his knowledge in biomaterials, design and innovation he is looking to move into an R&D leadership role post-graduation with a focus on minimally invasive therapies – addressing the ever changing health needs of the world.