Welcome to CienciaPR, an expert and resource network for all who are interested in science and Puerto Rico.
Raised in the Bronx,I found my love for science and bowties by watching Bill Nye the Science Guy every afternoon. In 7th grade I decided I wanted to be a scientist… whatever that meant. At Mount Holyoke College, I fell in love with a cytoskeletal protein called actin. Realizing I was afraid of needles and blood, I decided to attend graduate school rather than medical school. I received my Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology and now currently a Postdoctural Associate at the Yale School of Medicine under the direction of Dr. Daniel Colon-Ramos.
In addition to being a scientist, I am passionate about mentoring, teaching, and giving back to my community. Throughout my career, I have been award many fellowship that allowed me to feed these passions such as the HHMI Cascade Mentoring Fellowship from Mount Holyoke College and the GK-12 fellowship to teach middle school students in Newark, NJ.
Additionally I have been involved with outreach programs such as Liberty LEADS that is dedicated to preparing underrepresented students of color for college. I also participate in social justice movements that center around Black and Latino communities issues.
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