When and how did you realize that you wanted to study Genetics?
From a very young age I was curious to know what could be seen through a microscope, while growing up, I was excited to read about the human genome project, and as soon as I had the opportunity to choose a career, Genetics was actually my first and only option.
Why did you choose the Genetics PhD program at A&M?
I had the opportunity to do internships here, I fell in love with the campus, its traditions, the city, and above all because of the high academic rigor that I could see among its members, projects and faculties.
If you were free to choose anything, what research question/topic would you like to address for your graduate studies?
I am interested in animal science and Genetic improvement, as well as integration of modern biotechnology with conventional agricultural practices in order to improving income earning opportunities in rural areas.
Who was your famous role model growing up?
The one and only Marie Curie.
Do you have any pets? If so, please tell us about them.
I have a calico kitten named Mati, she loves to be the center of attention!
Favorite place you have travelled to.
Cuzco! It is a magical city in the Peruvian Andes, known for hosting Machu Picchu, a wonder of the modern world.