COHORT 1: 2017-2018

Mentees

Mentors

Ana María Perea Pescador

  • Studies environmental engineering at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.

  • Interested in water treatment.

Anne Mikelonis

  • Works for the USEPA in Durham, NC.

  • Studies fate and transport of radionuclides and biological agents in stormwater.

  • Background in ceramic water filters, nanotech, and stormwater modeling.

María José Hernández

  • Studies environmental engineering at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.

  • Interested in improving quality and accessibility to water internationally.

Lewis Stetson Rowles

  • Currently a PhD candidate at UT Austin.

  • Studies nano-enabled ceramic water filters and marginalized communities.

Miguel Ángel Fonseca Martín

  • Studies at Escuela Preparatoria Dos UADY in Mérida, Yucatán, México.

  • Starting undergraduate studies Fall 2019.

  • Interested in new scientific discoveries and environmental issues.

Farith Diaz

  • Currently a PhD candidate at UT Austin.

  • Studies fate and treatment of mercury in natural water systems.

Laura Carolina Mecón Torres

  • Studies environmental engineering at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.

  • Would like to work in a research group on water quality and public health.

Soyoon Kum

  • Currently a PhD candidate at UT Austin.

  • Studies combined electrodialysis -Nano-filtration/Reverse Osmosis to remove natural organic matter.

Mariana Isabel Alvarado Caamal

  • Studies in Mérida, Yucatán, México.

  • Currently works in a biotechnology lab at UADY on a nitrification project.

  • Aspires to go to study synthetic biology.

Gustavo Ochoa

  • Currently a faculty at St. Edwards University in Austin, TX.

  • Interested in environmental microbiology and biotechnology for environmental remediation.

Roberto Herrera Burgos

  • Studies Computer Science at UADY in Mérida, Yucatán, México.

  • 2 years until graduation.

  • Currently investigating predictive algorithms for artificial intelligence.

  • Aspires to study Astrophysics and Cosmology.

Carlos Galdeano

  • Currently a PhD candidate at UT Austin.

  • Studies the nexus of water and energy systems.

  • Develops framework to assess water availability for energy facilities to manage water resources.

Dalai Fierro

  • Studies at Insituto Blaise Pascale in Oaxaca, Mexico.

  • Starting undergraduate studies Fall 2018.

  • Interested in studying in the United States.

Reinaldo Alcalde

  • Currently a PhD candidate at UT Austin.

  • Researches antibiotic resistance using microfluidics.