Education, Awards & Service

EDUCATION

Dr. rer. nat. in Biophysics, 2019 – Present

Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
International Max Planck Research School for Infectious Diseases and Immunology (IMPRS-IDI) Graduate School, Germany
Center for Infection Biology and Immunology (ZIBI) Graduate School, Germany

Working thesis title: Single Molecule Imaging of the Myddosome

Master of Science in Biology, 2016 – 17

Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas

Thesis title: Minimal Genomes Simplify the Analysis of Biological Relationships in Taxonomy, Medicine, Ecology, and Astrobiology

Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2009 – 14

Baylor University, Waco, Texas

AWARDS

Doctoral Fellowship, 2019 – Present

Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany

LULAC Scholarship, 2016

Rotary Club of Laredo Next Generation, Laredo, TX

Second Place, Biology Presentation, 2017

Lamar Bruni Vergara Conference, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas

Orville Wyss Award, 2012

American Society for Microbiology: Texas Branch, New Braunfels, Texas

SERVICE & LEADERSHIP

Student Representative, 2020 – Present

Center for Infection Biology and Immunology (ZIBI) Graduate School, Berlin, Germany

Student Representative, 2020 – Present

Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Founder & President, 2016 – 17

Graduate Student Association, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas

Member at Large, 2012 –13

Honor Council, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Member at Large, 2011 –12

Search Committee for the Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Treasurer, 2011 – 13

Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Member at Large, 2010 – 11

Campus Diversity Committee, Baylor University, Waco, Texas