Faculty Mentor: Kristala Jones Prather
Direct Supervisor: Chris Reisch
Home University: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Academic Department: Chemical Engineering
I am a rising senior majoring in Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. With plenty of research experience in synthetic and molecular biology, I am looking forward to transitioning into the areas of physiology, health sciences and bioengineering. My goal is to research new, efficient, and more accessible health alternatives to address the major diseases that affect minorities, such as diabetes, cancer and HIV. Outside of the scientific environment, I’m a runner, a weightlifter and a home cook.