Where were you born?
What school did you attend?
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
What gained your interest in the NIH?
I wanted to be trained by renowned scientists in my field and take advantage of the unique and outstanding opportunities offered here at NIH. I came to the NIH to pursue my postdoctoral training at NIDA in the Baltimore campus.
What kind of work do you do at the NIH?
I direct a new summer program for high school students called HiSTEP. The program provides opportunities to learn about research and healthcare careers, while participants develop leadership and communication skills. I oversee and manage all aspects of the program.