|MIT Department: Chemistry
Undergraduate Institution: University of Texas at San Antonio
Faculty Mentor: Timothy Jamison
Research Supervisor: Katie McGeough
I was born in San Antonio, Texas, although I lived north of Dallas for fourteen years before my family and I moved to McAllen, Texas to take care of my aging grandparents. I am currently a Sophomore Chemical Engineering Student at UTSA with a focus in Bio-engineering. My primary research interests, however, are in medicinal and synthetic chemistry. Because of this, I work in Dr. Doug Frantz’s synthetic organic chemistry lab where I am working on a palladium sequestration project with applications in pharmaceuticals. I plan to pursue a doctoral degree in chemistry following completion of my undergraduate program so that I can eventually work as a medicinal chemist with a focus on process design.