Emmanuel Oquendo-Rosa


Faculty Mentor: Linda Griffith

Direct Supervisor: Jorge Valdez

Home University: University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez

Academic Department: Biological Engineering


I am a mechanical engineering student from University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez who is passionate about learning new things. My main focus is biomedical engineering research, such as: exploring math approaches to biological processes and cancerous cell characterization. On the other hand, I’ve enjoyed participating in projects where I learned about app development, virtual reality, sociology, and novel educational techniques. Finally, I am part of the new entrepreneurial community in my campus and founder of Idea Platform: a non-profit organization focused on promoting, developing and achieving entrepreneurial action within the undergraduate community. My goal is to one day have my own interdisciplinary research lab where people from all around the world can join together and create impactful solutions for our world.