My interest in cross-culture, cross-community relations developed into a passion that has motivated my work at Stanford and continues to drive my commitment to improving Middle East-West relations in my career.
In 2010, I finished my program and returned to Thailand to work for the Ministry of Education. It was an opportune time because the notion of using economic ideas to find solutions to problems in education had begun to receive attention from educators and the public.
Garcia works closely with an organization founded by medical students in 2007 to contribute to the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health, and to advocate for LGBT patients and providers.
Diversity has been a core value at Stanford since the university's founding in 1891. That year, Stanford opened its doors to men and women from diverse religious, national, and racial backgrounds in its quest to train useful citizens.
The diversity of Stanford’s first class reflects our commitment to provide opportunities for advancement to any deserving student. We value the rich perspectives, skills, and ideas people from varied backgrounds bring to the Stanford community.