Outreach

I have conducted educational outreach projects. The majority of these projects with the STEM FYE program at Miami Dade College in Miami, FL. The main goal of these endeavors is to expose high school students, mostly of underrepresented backgrounds in science, to scientific research.

1/2016 – Present

Brown Junior Researcher Program (BJRP) with Boys & Girls Club of Providence, East Providence, RI This outreach program with the boys and girls club of Rhode Island that helps students from grades 1 – 5 conduct basic scientific experiments. Our goal is to bring science to the community and get little kids exited about the natural world.

Conducted with other graduate students from the department of Ecology and Evolution and Molecular Cell Biology at Brown University.

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6/2015 – 8/2015

Utilizing Population Genetics and Bioinformatics Tools to Determine Population Structure and Connectivity of Tropical Marine Invertebrates.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marjorie Oleksiak & Dr. Douglas Crawford, 2015
Co-TA with Kendall E. Johnson (UM)

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6/2014 – 8/2014

Genetic variation within and among populations of mollusks displaying direct and Indirect modes of development in South Florida
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marjorie Oleksiak & Dr. Douglas Crawford, 2014

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6/2013 – 8/2013

Study of the structural factors involved in the manufacture of alginate beads & Study of the fundamental factors involved in the rate of release of molecules within calcium alginate beads
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Janet Cusido

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6/2012 – 8/2012

Effects of petrolatum consumption by gram-negative bacteria P. putida
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Alfredo Leon

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