Cool Whip – Chris Garcia

Name: Chrismar (Chris) Garcia

Nationality: American

Study programme: MSc biomedicine, KI

Role in iGEM team: Project leader

Fun fact: I've spent half of my life living in Asia and the other half in the US, so Europe is next!

Meet our other project leader – Chris!

Chris is like America in a human form. His favorite type of food that he'd choose to eat for the rest of his life is bacon, and for a while he thought that people in Sweden were from California. Why would he think that, you might wonder – well, when he arrived in Sweden and didn't know the most common phrases and words, he thought that people saying "Hejdå" (good bye in Swedish) were actually saying "Hey dude!" Well, at least he knows now what it means, and he laughs at it now!

Chris really lives up to the idiom "cool as a cucumber"! Never have I met a person that looks so cool and has their stuff together - but apparently, I was a bit wrong! He is really good at hiding what he is thinking and feeling, but it all breaks when things are going slow and he's kept waiting – I haven't seen him freak out yet, but being in a country that loves to queue, it's inevitable...

Chris has, just like Nuha (also known as sunny side up) a real entrepreneurial side. His dream destination is Japan due to their richness in culture, traditions, and innovation. His interest in innovation is the reason for why he applied to become a project leader for iGEM Stockholm. He thought it would be awesome to be creative with other people, having the same interest for synthetic biology as well as develop an idea!

Thank you for being a part of this year's iGEM Stockholm team, cool whip!

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