Texas A&M University (2011 – 2013)

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BTD VII Student Biographies

Alton Burns

Alton Burns

Ph.D. - Wildlife Fisheries Science, Texas A&M University
MS Wildlife Fisheries Science, Texas A&M University
BS Biology, Texas Southern University
Career Goals - "To expand the diversity and sustainability of aquaculture."
Esteban Carbajal

Esteban Carbajal

MS - Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University
BS Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston
Career Goals - "To become a research scientist that develops and designs new imaging methodologies for application in medicine"
Zuri Dale

Zuri Dale

MS - Biological Engineering, Texas A&M University
BS Biology, Texas Southern University
Career Goals - "My ultimate career goal is to ease the burdens of water resource depletion and sanitation in low income communities and developing countries with an emphasis on water quality and emerging contaminants."
Jacob Gayles

Jacob Gayles

Ph.D. - Physics, Texas A&M University
BS Physics, California State University, Northridge
Career Goals - "My career goals are to be tenured at a tier-1 research university and to be involved with the community and find new ways to boost the amount of U.S. citizens, particularly minorities in the stem fields."
Darius Gray

Darius Gray

MS - Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University
BS Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University
Career Goals - "I want to satisfy my craving to know and understand the truth concerning the world and universe we live in as it applies to electromagnetics and the physical principals that underlie the field of electrical engineering and I want to create and develop applications that will benefit society and advance science, technology, and engineering."
Lauren Grimley

Lauren Grimley

Ph.D. - Mathematics, Texas A&M University
BS Mathematics, University of Texas, Austin
Career Goals - "Ultimately, I would like to obtain a research position in an academic setting."
Adriana Hampton

Adriana Hampton

Ph.D. - Curriculum & Instruction, Texas A&M University
MS Chemistry, Texas A&M University
BS Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Career Goals - "Complete my Ph.D. with a research emphasis in Main Group chemistry and continue on to a successful career in industry or academia, while inspiring future generations to find joy in science."
Spencer Hawkins

Spencer Hawkins

Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
BS Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
Career Goals - "I plan on working in a composite research division at an aerospace engineering company and later as a professor"
Rebecca Pizano

Rebecca Pizano

MS - Wildlife Fisheries Science, Texas A&M University
BS Biology, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Career Goals -"Earn both a Master’s and a Doctorate and obtain a research position with a state or federal agency working with conservation and management of aquatic life."
Klaus Smit

Klaus Smit

MS - Physics,Texas A&M University
BS Physics, University of Florida
Cynthia Soria

Cynthia Soria

MS - Wildlife Fisheries Science,Texas A&M University
BS Conservation Biology, Arizona State University
Career Goals - "I would like to pursue a PhD in order to achieve my career goals which include conducting wildlife conservation research be it in academia, a federal agency, or an environmental non-profit organization with an international focus."
Jesus Suarez

Jesus Suarez

Ph.D. - Computer Science, Texas A&M University
BS Computer Engineering,Texas A&M University
Career Goals - "My ultimate career goal is to become a professor, and therefore I am pursuing a PhD."