My love for science and math motivated me to begin a career in chemistry at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez (UPRM). After graduating Magna Cum Laude, I decided to continue graduate school at the North Carolina State University (NCSU) from where I recently completed a doctoral degree in chemical education.
As an educator, I am committed to transmitting knowledge to students in an innovative, interactive and effective manner. My area of expertise is the development of teaching tools to promote conceptual understanding among students and address students’ misunderstanding about the concepts. I have more than 5 years of experience teaching and tutoring general chemistry at the college level. The study of chemistry required the understating of math. Therefore, I feel very comfortable teaching algebra as well. In addition, I am a native Spanish speaker fluent in English.
During graduate school, I also participated in the chemistry outreach program STARS (Science and Technology Activities in Rural Schools) at NCSU. This program gives me the opportunity to be involved with the community doing something that I really enjoy, teaching science.
My career journey has also inspired me to contribute as a mentor for the program Big Brother, Big Sister. I am fortunate to serve as a mentor to a Hispanic girl and have the opportunity to share my testimonial of how education impacted my life.
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