Eliza M. Menchaca
Where were you born?
New Braunfels, Texas
What school did you attend?
East Central High School Texas, Mercer University (BS), Stratford University, (MS)
What gained you interest in the NIH?
I found a job vacancy for a Contract Specialist at the NIH, and applied. NIH’s mission of saving lives and preventing diseases was very appealing to me. Our work at the NIH is a positive contribution to humanity. I happily and proudly stand by the NIH.
What kind of work do you do at the NIH?
I am a Contract Specialist. I create, execute, and manage many NIH contracts for a variety of programs. I procure various services and products while supporting NIH’s mission and meeting our obligation of making the best use of tax dollars. As a Contract Specialist, I must understand procurement laws and act as an agent for the Federal government before obligating funds.