Katya Perez

Katya Perez

Keynote Speaker STEM conference 2017 Katya Perez is a Senior Research Engineer at Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD). Her focus is the development and manufacturing of both new and existing patient preoperative skin preparation products under the ChloraPrep brand. She is currently the site lead for the Hispanic Organization of Leadership and Awareness (HOLA) atRead more about Katya Perez[…]

Ashley Martinez

Ashley Martinez

Ashley is a Chemist at Stepan Company in Elwood, IL. She conducts the quality testing of a cationic polymer, ONAMER M®. This product has applications as a preservative and an antimicrobial for use in products targeting mucus membranes, dermatological applications, and surface protection for medical devices. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in MolecularRead more about Ashley Martinez[…]

Lucila Salinas

Lucila Salinas

Ana is currently a senior at the University of Illinois (UIC). In the fall she will graduate with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Industrial Engineering.  Ana has an associate’s degree in Applied Science from Wright College, and a GED diploma from Truman College. Among her current school projects Ana is workingRead more about Lucila Salinas[…]

Celeste Garcia

Celeste Garcia

Born and raised in Chicago Heights, Illinois, Celeste is a first generation student of Mexican heritage. Currently, she attends the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Professional Writing. Her career interests include scientific journalism and psychiatry. In 2013, Celeste earned an associate’sRead more about Celeste Garcia[…]

Erika Cataño

Erika Cataño

Erika Cataño Mur is a PhD student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University.   Originally from Bogota, she obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Physics from the National University of Colombia. Apart from coursework and research in theoretical physics, she worked as a tutor in a special admission programRead more about Erika Cataño[…]

Jenny Teheran

Jenny Teheran

Jeny Teheran is a Computer Security Analyst at Fermilab. She takes care of operational security at Open Science Grid solving security incidents and keeping up with the current vulnerabilities and increasing threats to scientific infrastructures. She also does cybersecurity research for Scientific Computing Division at Fermilab learning about new authentication and authorization mechanisms. She holdsRead more about Jenny Teheran[…]

Caro Manel

Caro Manel

Caro Manel is a Web developer at Xeno Media Inc. She merges her love of science, technology and education with her career in Web Development. She was born and raised in Puebla Mexico, where she received a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science in 1997. After graduating, she worked as a Software Engineer for T-Systems MexicoRead more about Caro Manel[…]

Jasmen Malavé

Jasmen Malavé

Jasmen Malavé, M.Ed., and Dare to Dream board member. was born in Puerto Rico and is a first generation college graduate. She earned a B.A. in Spanish Literature from Northeastern University and a double Masters in Education with honors from the University of Phoenix. Her love for teaching and working with the Hispanic community canRead more about Jasmen Malavé[…]

Minerba Betancourt

Minerba Betancourt

Minerba Betancourt recently has been awarded a highly competitive Wilson Fellowship at Fermilab National Laboratory (Fermilab). She was a Post-Doc at Fermilab since 2013.  The first opportunity to work in experimental high energy physics was the moment she joined the MINOS experiment during a summer at Tufts University in 2008.   The first opportunity toRead more about Minerba Betancourt[…]

Ari Soha

Ari Soha

Aria grew up in New York City, where she attended La Guardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, as a Vocal Music major. At the age of 17 she moved to Pittsburgh to attend Carnegie Mellon University, where she received a Bachelors of Science degree in Astrophysics. Upon graduation Aria came toRead more about Ari Soha[…]

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