Carmen GarciaCarmen Garcia arrived to take over the position of research administrative manager at the Gates Center in September 2016. Carmen began her career at the University of California, Irvine, as an administrative analyst/system administrator, followed by special assistant to the vice president at the University of New Mexico and a budget analyst/administrative coordinator at Iowa State University.  Subsequent to her move to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in 2011, Carmen worked as a grants specialist in the Department of Pediatrics and grant contract manager at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.

She arrived at the Gates Center with years of experience in accounting, budget planning and providing administrative support derived from serving within four institutions of higher education.  She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. In addition to her expertise, Carmen brings dedication, tenacity and a wonderfully generous spirit to our Gates Center.  She also volunteers her bilingual skills to help prepare some of our post docs who provide service to linguistically and culturally diverse populations at Children’s Hospital.

Born in Mexico City, Carmen cherishes both her heritage and her United States citizenship. She is the proud mother of two grown children, and her interests include gardening and reading.