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Guadalupe Reynoso

Guadalupe Reynoso

Department: Biological Sciences

Undergrad: James Madison University

My main research interest is in the field of microbiology. I enjoy working in a lab setting and learning about microbes and the significance of their functions. I want to be able to contribute more towards developing our understanding of what is currently unknown, which is why I have chosen to attend graduate school. I also hope to one day serve as a mentor to others who also want to further pursue science. Outside of the lab, I enjoy spending time outdoors and reading. 

Fun fact: I enjoy trying new foods. 

Mariah Rojas

Mariah Rojas

Department: Biological Sciences/Microbiology

Undergrad: California State University Dominiguez Hills

I enjoy research and the pursuit of knowledge. My research interests include bacteria and how they evolve and adapt in response to their environment. In my free time I enjoy going to live shows for music or theatre. I also enjoy going to the farmer’s market and finding and trying new seasonal fruits. I look forward to independently researching and sharing science with everyone. One day I hope to work with others on helping to foster an environment that will help increase the amount of diversity in the STEM fields.  

Fun Fact: I averaged going to a live show, for various bands or singers, twice a month last year.

Jose Sintas

Department: Chemistry

Undergard: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Current Status: Chemistry Ph.D. candidate at Arizona State University specializing in non-isocyanate polyurethanes

My research interests include bio-compatible and bio-degradable polymers, as well as 3D printing commercial polymers in novel ways. I chose to pursue a Ph.D. in order to further develop my skills and be more competitive in the workplace by creating a strong foundation for my future career. I chose to go through the IMSD program because it will give me access to resources that will help me succeed and allow me to build a professional network of bright individuals.

Fun fact: I used to do MMA and have a black belt in Karate.