Monica Perez

Monica Perez Faculty Mentor: Paula Hammond

Direct Supervisor: Bryan Hsu

Home University: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Academic Department: Chemical Engineering


I am a chemical engineering major at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, where I am  a rising senior. As an undergrad, my research has centered on drug delivery and Layer-by Layer encapsulation techniques. In the future, I would like to build upon this knowledge and delve deeper into the transport processes inherent to this field. I love word games, traveling and salsa dancing – though I’m not particularly good at the latter. A native of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, I also enjoy visiting the beaches of the beautiful island I call home.