I was born in Manhattan, raised in Queens so I am a native New Yorker but my roots are set in Colombia. I am now a sophomore at NYU majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. I started working in Fabio Piano’s lab this summer and am now currently a general lab assistant but my focus is mainly working under Des Mecenas’ project. My main goal for my time here is to learn as much as possible. I plan on studying abroad in Abu Dhabi spring semester of my junior year and potentially take a course with Fabio Piano. I am pursuing a career in research however I am still undecided about which field of biology I want to devote my life to.