Janet Garcia

Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration

College/School: College of Business

Janet Garcia’s parents — her mom from Peru, her dad from Cuba — dropped out of college to each work two jobs to provide for their family. Their sacrifice made Janet determined to succeed and to take advantage of every opportunity.

While working at a medical office (one of her full-time jobs during college), Janet heard from a co-worker about the difficulty some people have in coming to a lab for blood work. She and her co-worker came up with the idea of taking a mobile lab to people’s residences, and they developed a new business called “We Have You Covered.” This company, about to launch, provides mobile lab services to patients all over South Florida. They want to expand the business to other parts of Florida and then nationwide.

This enterprising student also honed her business skills at a paid internship with Propulsions Technologies International, where she works with a business leader who oversees four different divisions of the company.

Janet, the first member of her family to graduate from college, has a 3.62 GPA and a major in international business. She will begin work on her Master of Accounting degree at FIU in the spring and wants to become a CPA.