Texas A&M University (2013 – 2015)

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BTD IX Student Biographies

Cristina Arenaz

Cristina Arenaz

MS - Wild Life &Fisheries Science, Texas A&M University
BS Microbiology at University of Texas, El Paso
Career Goals - "To complete my Master’s, go on to obtain a DVM specializing in zoological medicine, and ultimately obtain a veterinarian position with a wildlife rehabilitation facility."
Andrea Delgado

Andrea Delgado

Ph.D. - High Energy Experimental Physics, Texas A&M University
BS Physics, Texas A&M University
Career Goals - "To become a knowledgeable scientist and make an important contribution in the field. To take advantage of all the learning opportunities I have access to and apply them to my research career."
Arjunen Ryan Kutayiah

Arjunen Ryan Kutayiah

Ph.D - Physics, Texas A&M University
BS Physics, CUNY Hunter College
Career Goals - "My goal is to be a full professor of physics at a top tier university."
Raniero Lara-Garduno

Raniero Lara-Garduno

Ph.D - Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University
BS Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University
Career Goals - " I am researching the concept of computing and education for English as a Second Language students. When I receive my doctorate, I wish to either work as a professor, or work in an R&D division of a major tech company."
Victoria Lopez

Victoria Lopez

MS - Water Management and Hydrology Science, Texas A&M University
BS Environmental Science, University of Texas Brownsville
Career Goals - "My ultimate goal is to enhance the knowledge of other individuals on water resources planning and management in order to accomplish a more sustainable way of living."
Manuel Salgado

Manuel Salgado

PhD - Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University
BS Environmental Science at University of New Mexico
Career Goals - "My goals are to earn both my Masters and Doctorate. My ultimate goal is to find or help find a cure for diabetes using animal research; hopefully working in industry(state or federal agency)."
Christopher Sandoval

Christopher Sandoval

MS - Wildlife Ecology, Texas A&M University
BS Wildlife & Fisheries Science, Texas A&M University
Career Goals - "I aspire to get a PhD and eventually a lab of my own researching ecology. I also hope to use my research to make and improve conservation plans for governments and NGOs."
Jenny M Torres

Jenny M Torres

MS - Water Management in Hydrology Science, Texas A&M University
BS Environmental Geosciences, Texas A&M University
Career Goals - "To gain enough knowledge and experience to better understand current and future water demands in hopes of improving not only water quality but quantity in my home town."
Jose Torres

Jose Torres

MS - Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
BS Aerospace, University of Florida
Career Goals - "I wish to acquire enough technical knowledge in the area of Rotor Dynamics to help solve the engineering problems we are facing today, while also having a healthy work/family balanced lifestyle. "
Jose Veleta

Jose Veleta

Ph.D. - Chemistry, Texas A&M University
BS Chemistry, University of Texas at El Paso
Career Goals - "I would like to become a professor and have my own research laboratory. I am interested in conducting research in the area of inorganic/organometallic chemistry, but more importantly, mentor students and promote education in the field of science."
Michael Whitely

Michael Whitely

Ph.D. - Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University
BS Biomedical Engineering,Texas A&M University
Career Goals - "Through a career in an innovative research environment, I wish to provide meaningful advancement to the fields of biomaterial science and regenerative medicine. I hope to further expand collaboration between academia and industry."
Dwayla Wilson

Dwayla Wilson

MS - Animal Science Physiology of Reproduction, Texas A&M University
BS Animal Science, Southern University
Career Goals - "My goals are to earn both my Masters and Doctorate. My ultimate goal is to find or help find a cure for diabetes using animal research; hopefully working in industry(state or federal agency)."

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No. HRD- 1301877.