Texas A&M University (2012 – 2014)

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BTD VIII Student Biographies

Francisco Birk

Francisco Birk

Ph.D. - Chemistry, Texas A&M University
BS Chemistry, University of Florida
Career Goals - "Upon completion of a Ph.D. in chemistry, pursue a career as a professor at a major university"
Ryan Brito

Ryan Brito

Ph.D. - Materials Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University
BS Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University
Career Goals - "With my education, I hope to address the materials challenges facing the nuclear energy industry. I want to contribute to improving the safety, reliability, and overall environmental impact of nuclear power."
Alejandra Catalina Camacho

Alejandra Catalina Camacho

MS - Neuroscience, Texas A&M University
BS Microbiology, University of Texas El Paso
Career Goals - "My ultimate goal is to become a neuroscientist and a professor and some day provide the scientific community and society useful answers for our better understanding of the brain and its function."
Natividad Robert Fuentes

Natividad Robert Fuentes

Ph.D. - Toxicology, Texas A&M University
BS Cell and Molecular Biology, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Career Goals - "The novel information elucidated from the research provides the foundation that supports many of the aspects of life that we enjoy. My career goal is to make substantial contributions towards this fundamental pool of knowledge that other scientists can then continue to further build upon."
Francisco Gomez

Francisco Gomez

Ph.D. - Plant Breeding, Texas A&M University
MS Plant Breeding, Texas A&M University
BS Agriculture Operations Management,University of Florida
Career Goals - "To become a hand- on research scientist in the field of plant sciences and contribute in the advancement of agricultural and biological research for a wide variety of corporations, international organizations, and universities."
Wilmarie Marrero-Ortiz

Wilmarie Marrero-Ortiz

Ph.D. - Chemistry, Texas A&M University
BS Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico
Career Goals -"Complete a PhD in chemistry; pursue a post-doctoral position and consequently apply my knowledge in the industry or a national laboratory. After that, I would like to pursue a career as a faculty member that specializes in Environmental and Atmospheric Chemistry"
Lindsay Nail

Lindsay Nail

Ph.D - Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University
BS Biomedical Engineering
Texas A&M University
Career Goals - " My career aspirations following graduate school are to engage in cutting-edge biomaterials research in the industrial sector to advance regenerative therapies and improve medical device function."
Andrew Ochoa

Andrew Ochoa

Ph.D. - Physics, Texas A&M University
BS Physics, University of texas Pan-American, Edinburg
Career Goals - "My ideal career path after earning my Ph.D. is to ear n a post doctoral position at a research institiution followed by a position in industry while education and promoting physics as a career path to others."
Lauren Kyla R. Pitts

Lauren Kyla R. Pitts

MS - Soil Science, Texas A&M University
BS Envinronmental Science and Policy, University of Maryland
Career Goals - "Promote agronomic management strategies that will increase food production and conserve natural resources especially for developing nations. "
Aimee Reyes

Aimee Reyes

Ph.D. - Nutrition, Texas A&M University
BS Biology, The University of Texas-Pan American
Career Goals - "I will use the knowledge and insight earned from both degrees to become a bio-medical researcher. I want to work alongside researchers and medical doctors to bridge the gab between the two fields."
Sergio Waqued

Sergio Waqued

Ph.D. - Biomedial Engineering, Texas A&M University
BS Bio-medical Engineering, University of California
Career Goals - "I would like to improve the tools with which we interact with biology to simplify and expand current and future techniques, which will in turn drive innovation though the greater control of the interface between biology and technology."

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No. HRD-1249272.