Texas A&M University (2010 – 2012)

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BTD VI Student Biographies

Joel Barrera

Joel Barrera

Ph.D. - Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University
MS Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University
BS Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University
Career Goals - "Study electromagnetics as a doctoral student and enter industry working on microwave/RF and antenna"
Mark Carter

Mark Carter

MS - Animal Science, Texas A&M University
BS Agriculture, Prairie View A&M University
Career Goals - "Work for USDA Animal Welfare improving the treatment and handling of livestock animals"

Jerome Escano

Jerome Escano

Ph.D. - Biology, Texas A&M University
BS Biology, The University of Texas-Pan American
Career Goals - "Obtain a graduate degree in Biology and enter academia conveying what I have learned to future generations"
Adolfo Escobedo-Pinto

Adolfo Escobedo-Pinto

Ph.D. - Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University
BS Mathematics, California State University LA
Career Goals - "Pursue a career in industry, academia or both and impact my field and the world at large"
Andrea Montalvo

Andrea Montalvo

Ph.D. - Wildlife Fisheries Science, Texas A&M University
MS Wildlife Fisheries Science, Texas A&M University
BS Biology, The University of Texas, Austin
Career Goals - "Earn both Master’s and Ph.D. degrees and work for the federal government designing and implementing more effective management strategies. "
Rolando Olivares

Rolando Olivares

Ph.D. - Statistics, Texas A&M University
MS Statistics, Texas A&M University
BS Mathematics, University of Texas-Pan American
Career Goals - "Obtain a Ph.D. in Statistics, work as a Post Doc, and assume a position as professor at a research institution "
Erik Rodriguez

Erik Rodriguez

Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Central Florida
Career Goals - "Further energy efficient research and development in industry or academia"

Oscar Rodriguez

Oscar Rodriguez

MS - Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
BS Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University
Career Goals - "Receive a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering focused in thermal hydraulics and fluids dynamics, after which I wish to return to academia to teach and inspire future generations"
David Alejandro Silva

David Alejandro Silva

MS - Biology, Texas A&M University
BS Microbiology, Texas A&M University
Career Goals - "Finish my Ph.D. program and become a professor leading a lab"
Zaria Torres

Zaria Torres

Ph.D. - Wildlife Fisheries Science, Texas A&M University
BS Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University
Career Goals - "Obtain my Ph.D. and work with the Center of Disease Control or the USDA"
Erin Kathleen Vehstedt

Erin Kathleen Vehstedt

MS - Physics, Texas A&M University
BS Physics & Mathematics, Tulane University
Career Goals - "Pursue research in theoretical and experimental condensed matter to improve understanding of unusual phenomena in strongly-corelated systems"
Margot Wood

Margot Wood

Ph.D. - Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Texas A&M University
BS Biological Sciences, Evolution and Ecology, University of California - Davis
Career Goals -"I hope to inform large scale conservation efforts through scientifically rigorous ecological research"