Jessie Garcia '10

Founder and CEO of Tozuda
- Lehigh University, M.A. Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship 2013
- Lehigh University, B.A. Global Studies and Entrepreneurship 2012

"It was a really gratifying experience being a mentor in the Capstone Program. It was great to see Sarah take a deep dive into her topic, using both primary and secondary research strategies, which evolved into a well-executed project during our time working together. The skills she learned during the capstone project will be invaluable for any research topic she pursues in the future at Fordham."


Jessie Garcia is the founder and CEO of Tozuda, a head impact sensor manufacturing company based in Philadelphia. She is a patented inventor and her core mechanical acceleration  technology is being developed to create the most affordable and reliable head impact sensors on the market. Using her personal experiences with concussions, she is determined to make safety simple and affordable to everyone susceptible to head injury; including athletes, construction workers, and our service men and women.

Jessie graduated Lehigh University with a B.A. in Global Studies and Entrepreneurship in 2012 and a Master’s of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship in 2013. She is a fellow in Stanford’s Latino Entrepreneurs Initiative Fellowship, and a resident company of Next Fab’s Hardware Incubator. Her product was recently won the 2019 Product of the Year award for Philadelphia’s Rad Awards. Her company was listed as one of Philadelphia Magazine’s top ten startups to watch in 2018 and was a finalist for’s 2018 & 2017 Stellar Startup Awards. In 2018 she was a mentor in Mt. St. Dominic Academy’s Capstone Research Program and completed UBS & Village Capital’s Pathways Program. She holds a Concussion Training Certificate from the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainer’s Society and Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania. At Tozuda, Jessie is in charge of day- to-day operations and is looking forward to scaling their first product line.

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