Mentoring through SACNAS
I have been a member of the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science since 2011. Through this wonderful organization, I have connected with mentors and have made strong connections with peers. I now serve as a graduate student representative for UC Irvine at the annual conference. As a current graduate student, I am able to provide prospective students a more holistic view of the campus climate and the opportunities available on our campus
Competitive Edge Peer Mentor
Mentored incoming graduate students participating in the 2014 Competitive Edge Summer Research Program. The program is designed to support entering graduate students from diverse backgrounds who plan to prepare for an academic career. Participants are provided with the opportunity to conduct research during the summer and attend professional development workshops.
MCSB Mathematics Tutor
The Mathematical, Computational and Systems Biology PhD program at UC Irvine provides students from a variety of educational backgrounds with training suitable for research careers in the nascent field of Systems Biology. The program emphasizes in-depth classroom study, interdisciplinary research rotations, and individualized advising. Incoming students participate in an intensive weeklong math "bootcamp."
COSMOS Teaching Assistant
In the summer of 2014, I was a teaching assistant for COSMOS Cluster 3: Tissue and tumor biology & mathematical/computer modeling. The mission of the California Summer School for Mathematics and Science is to motivate the most creative minds of the new generation of prospective scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who will become leaders for California, the nation, and the world. UCI hosts talented high school students from California for summer research experience with distinguished faculty.
- Physiology Lab (E 112L); Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015
- Human Physiology (E 109); Spring 2015
- Animal Sensation & Locomotion (E 139); Spring 2016
Instructional Aide: K-5, Roosevelt Elementary School, Pomona, CA; 2008-2012