Dr. Jessica Garcia is currently a pediatric hematology/oncology fellow at the Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Her clinical mentor is Dr. Joan Gill, Director of the Comprehensive Center for Bleeding Disorders (CCBD) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Garcia’s primary research mentor will be Dr. Veronica Flood, with Dr. Bob Montgomery as her secondary research mentor. Dr. Garcia attended medical school and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria/Children’s Hospital of Illinois. During her pediatric residency, Dr. Garcia worked with Dr. de Alarcon studying the mechanisms underlying the thrombocytosis seen with iron deficiency anemia in an animal model. As a NHF-Baxalta Clinical Fellow, Dr. Garcia will receive specialized training in hemostasis and thrombosis, available through the Comprehensive Center for Bleeding Disorders (CCBD) and Blood Research Institute (BRI). Her research will focus on the biology of von Willebrand factor.