About Dr. Garza
Dr. Garza’s thesis was on “one step chemical surface modification of material to improve the productivity of recombinant protein production,” as he stated it. “I don’t know if that is interesting or just confusing,” he added.
Dr. Garza also spent a year and a half as a research fellow at John Hopkins School of Medicine. He worked in the Ophthamology department in the Translational Tissue Engineering Center.
Dr. Garza’s future wife, Aleyda, led him to the Lord on December 14, 2003. They were married a few months later. The Garzas have three children: Marcos, Priscilla, and Monica. In his free time, he enjoys building and repairing computers.
Dr. Garza teaches in the ESL (English as a Second Language) class at Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown and assists in translating the services for Spanish-speakers. He has been involved in Hispanic ministries at previous churches, as well as ushering and teaching. He has also participated in mission trips by Operation Renewed Hope and has volunteered for Joni and Friends Wheels for the World.
What he loves about teaching at Maranatha
Dr. Garza said he has always loved to teach. “It keeps you awake to have contact with young, fresh minds,” he said.