Gidy Florez Navarro is a Senior Protocol R&D Engineer at SIDIA – Samsung where she works enabling 5G technology mobile devices for Latin America carriers. She received her M.Sc and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and her Bsc in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering from Universidad Autónoma del Caribe (Colombia). She also worked as Radiofrequency Engineer at Brazilian Center for Research in Physics (2017-2020).  IEEE member and active volunteer since 2007 in Colombia Section. In 2010 she became part of the Rio de Janeiro Section. She was part of Region 9 SACTeam in 2012-2013, IEEE SIGHT Events Committee in 2016 and IEEE SIGHT Engagement Committee in 2017. In 2018-2019 she was part of the LA ComSoc Board as YP Coordinator. From 2020-2021 she was a  Student Activities Coordinator for IEEE ComSoc LA, member of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Young Professionals Committee, and IEEE Region 9 HAC/SIGHT Committee member.  Co-founder and member of Sociedade Brasileira de Metamateriais (SBMETA).  In 2020 she was part of the IEEE HAC funded project “Engineers Assisting Ventilator Maintenance” that received the IEEE MGA Achievement Award. Recipient in 2021 of the “IEEE R9 Student and Young Professional Activities Prominent Supporter Award”