I’m a fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a Curricular Sequence in International Relations at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. At UPRM, I have focused my research on disaster management & mitigation, community development, integrated human design through aerospace, and human factors & ergonomics applied to engineering projects.
I am particularly interested in the role that human factors and ergonomics play in having an optimized project that considers the human aspect of it through aerospace areas of research using ergonomic risk assessment methods. I also have a growing interest in disaster management & resilience and how such are essential for developing communities after a natural disaster.
As one of the recipients of the Engineering PEARLS (Program for Engineering Access, Retention, and LIATS Success) National Science Foundation Scholar (2018-2021), I have engaged as a student leader through Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) mentoring to small groups of undergraduate students in the Industrial Engineering department to facilitate effective collaborative learning during the academic year 2020-2021. Furthermore, as one of the recipients of NASA’s MUREP (Minority University Research and Education Project) Fall 2020 Internship Stipend, I have engaged as a former Kennedy Space Center Intern through the outreach of workshops & seminars pertaining NASA related programs. Lastly, I will be serving as a Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) scholar for the academic year 2021-2022.
Ultimately, I intend to pursue graduate studies in Medicine and Human Factors & Ergonomics to be able to apply research through aerospace technologies and in emergency & disaster management to be able to collaborate throughout the advancements of development for resilient communities in Puerto Rico and in the world which is prone to these risk factors.