AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow
National Science Foundation
I conducted academic research in a journey that took me from discovering and characterizing marine natural products (B.S.), to dissecting protein binding interactions (Ph.D.), to studying protein structure and dynamics (post-doctorate). Then, I transitioned into industry, where I developed and manufactured clinical assays for the quantification of analytes in human specimens, which aid health professionals in treating patients. I currently work in government, at the National Science Foundation, where I advance Biotechnologies through identification of high-risk/high-reward innovation spaces and through fostering partnerships to strengthen these endeavors.
Academic research in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biophysics Industry R&D in Clinical Chemistry Government and Science Policy
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Teaching is another passion. I have tutored high school students who belong to underrepresented and underserved backgrounds with the intent of increasing their college readiness.
In my free time, I volunteer for various nature conservancy efforts.
Type of Students:
Broadly, students with a desire to learn and explore the world. Particularly, students with an interest in scientific Research & Development, in both academia and industry.
Number of Students I can Mentor:
3 years 9 months ago
Ideal Mentoring Relationship:
You are the boss in our mentoring relationship; I will be there to do everything I can to help you achieve your goals.
I will encourage you to take leadership, ownership and to be proactive in achieving your goals. I will be available to meet remotely via video calls about twice per month, or as many times as you need.