I have been passionate about promoting diversity in STEM fields ever since I participated in a summer bridge program for incoming minority
engineering students at the University of Michigan. This program gave me a head start and provided me support all throughout my freshmen year. I now try to give back and do the same for other students. Some of the ways I have done this are listed below.
- STEM UP – University of New Mexico
- I participated as a professional mentor in the STEM UP program that helps minority students in STEM fields succeed in their first year in college.
- The Young’s People’s Project – Ann Arbor, Michigan
- I taught cryptography to 16 high school students as part of a program that promotes social justice through math literacy.
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) – University of Michigan
- I was an active member of the University of Michigan SHPE chapter, holding three different leadership positions throughout my bachelors and masters studies.
- As Community Service Chair I organized weekly math and science tutoring at the Ann Arbor Public Library for elementary school students many of who were struggling in class due to limited English ability. The event usually had over 50 students and 10-20 tutors. I also organized the yearly Science Fun Night,
werethe tutors demonstrated amusing and interactive science experiments to the students.