BA - Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA (Political Science and Latin American Studies)
MA - University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom (International Relations)
MPH - University of Memphis, School of Public Health, Memphis, TN (Concentration in Epidemiology)
Honors & Awards
- 2000 Best In-Depth News Story in Business Reporting Category, Puerto Rico Overseas Press Club
- 1999 Journalist of the Year, Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce
- 1998 Journalist of the Year, Puerto Rico United Retailers Association
Before joining the Division of Cancer Predisposition as a research associate, I worked in the Department of Infectious Diseases. My area of interest involved infection prevention in children with cancer in international low-income healthcare settings. This rewarding experience stimulated my enthusiasm for genomics-driven research initiatives that advance cancer treatment options and empower patients and their families.