I'm from the south of Puerto Rico born in Ponce and raised in a town called Juana Díaz. I studied in public, military, and catholic schools.
I graduated from Antilles High School, Ft. Buchanan, PR and went on to complete my Bachelor's degree in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico - Bayamón. These were the best years. Lots of volunteer work, internships, and just having fun studying Ecology.
The United States Forest Service took me under their wing and offered me a position as Biological Technician in El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico and partly funded my Master's degree investigation.
I completed my MS at Michigan State University. My thesis topic was “Population estimates and habitat preferences of mongooses in El Yunque
National Forest, Puerto Rico”
Picture: Chiapas, México. 2007. Sampling invertebrates at an experimental plot from El Colegio la Frontera Sur (Ecosur).