Undergraduate Researcher & Biology Student, University of Puerto Rico
The key is to never (ever) give up and believe in your capability as a scientist!
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I spend time asking and answering complicated questions to understand the brain and the nervous system by doing experiments and a lot of reading.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?
I chose the Neuroscience field because it is complex, interdisciplinary, and rather fascinating. I knew I wanted to pursue research in neuroscience after reading a book on the neuroscience of music which made me feel excited to know more about the mysteries of this system.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"
I got into a Neuroscience program and became the director of a Neuroscience student organization. I got into various internships out of my country. I’m a scientist, smart and empowered! Younger me would have never guessed this.
WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?
I love working in STEM because it continuously fuels my curiosity and allows me to exercise my creativity everyday. I wake up looking forward to learning something new.
BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?
Being a girl in STEM can feel uncomfortable at times and that’s ok. The key is to never (ever) give up and believe in your capability as a scientist!
INSPO / FUN FACT
“This may be tough but so are you”