I am a Ph.D. student at the Environmental Life Sciences program at Arizona State University (ASU). Born and raised in Puerto Rico, my undergraduate studies were at the University of Puerto Rico in the Environmental Sciences Program. Through these years I have been working in topics like mating mechanism in Red-Eyed Tree frogs in Costa Rica, community outreach in Puerto Rico, how drought affects nitrogen cycles at El Yunque National Forest, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties of algae’s allelopathy at New Mexico State University, how wildfires affect the nitrogen cycle at the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, and now on soil biogeochemistry of drylands at H. Throop's Lab at ASU. For my thesis, my research involves how do root traits affect soil biogeochemical properties.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2019-2020 The College Graduate Excellence Award, ASU
2018-2023 NSF GRFP Fellow
2013-2018 Toyota's Environmental Scholarship Fellow
2014 - Fonalleda's Scholarship