Originally from a humble family of the south area of Puerto Rico, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico – Ponce. In 2015, I joined the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at Universidad Central del Caribe – School of Medicine (UCC-SoM) in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. I have a strong interest in clinical anatomy, biomedical research, healthcare, and higher education.
In 2019, I graduated with honors from a master's degree in Anatomy and Biomedical Sciences. Due to the research significance and background, I was awarded a Junior Research Associate from Puerto Rico IDeA Network Biomedical Research Excellence (PRINBRE). As an education innovator and scholar, I coordinate an outreach anatomy program called Mastering Anatomical Techniques to promote the incorporation of clinical anatomy research and mentoring among medical students. One of the approach goals of the program is the implementation and delivery of a highly integrated, organ-systems-based approach to anatomy with a clinical emphasis.
Then with advocacy, science communication, and community engagement, I have been actively involved in several outreach initiatives. As a first-generation scientist actively using my voice to encourage underrepresented minorities in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).
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Clinical Anatomist | Scientist | Educator
Ph.D. candidate in Celular and Molecular Biology