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In May 2017, I obtained my doctoral degree in Sociocultural and Environmental Anthropology at American University, Washington DC. I am a former NSF GRFP fellow.
My areas of interests are: Coastal and Marine environments, environmental anthropology, and public health.
Starting in the fall 2016, I work at the National Science Foundation (NSF).
From 2007-2013, I worked as educational consultant. For example, I collaborated with UPR Cayey at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (IIR), where I created materials in Spanish about research training opportunities as well as academic and professioanl developments.
From 2009-2011, I worked at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the Office of Research and Development.
I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I attended the University High School (UHS) class of 2001.
I have done research in topics such as community based research, diabetes, STDs, depression, coastal and marine affairs, marine extension, anthropology, Puerto Rico, Michigan, US federal government, genetics, family health history, Latinos.
I travelled around the world through Semester at Sea program in fall 2002. Please visit www.semesteratsea.com
I studied a semester at UPR Rio Piedras and another term at UPR Mayaguez.
In 2006, I worked at NIH in the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), at the Social and Behavioral Research Branch, specifically in the Social Networks Section with Dr Laura Koehly. Please refer to www.genome.gov, go to Intramural Research
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