Degrees: Ph.D., Ecology, University of Colorado Boulder (2005); B.S., Soil Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus (1996)
What motivates you to do science?
I am fascinated by our world, and I want to understand and know as much as possible. It is a real privilege to collaborate and learn from the experiences and collective work of all scientists while contributing a grain of salt to that pile of knowledge. I like to think of myself not as a professor but as a lifelong, eternal student.
What does Hispanic Heritage Month mean to you?
Hispanic Heritage Month makes me think of the complexities of our history and society, and how much healing work remains to be done.