I am a scientist in Chemistry and Biochemistry. I received my Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California San Diego (UCSD); also, I got my M.Sc. in Chemistry from UCSD. During graduate school, I was teaching assistant during 4 quarters in the areas of Structural Biochemistry, Recombinant DNA, Thermodynamics and Organic Chemistry. During college, apart from studying Chemistry, I taught English as a second language to students ranging from 13 to 40 years old. Moreover, I tutored teenagers who were learning Spanish as their second language. My favorite subject to teach is Biochemistry; I am fascinated by the way proteins are able to perform such amazing tasks in our bodies to keep us alive, healthy and strong. Furthermore, the biological processes taken place every day in our bodies are a vivid example of the great potential inherited in the human machine. I believe that the best way to learn is by teaching and communicating knowledge to others. Therefore, every time I teach someone I always encourage him or her to think as learning as an opportunity to seize the beauty of nature. Besides my interest in science, I like to read novels and biographies of people who inspired the world. Physical activity plays a key role in making my learning process easier and enjoyable; therefore, I run marathons and half-marathons and I also swim. Finally, the people I have tutored have always highlighted the patience and passion embedded in my personality when I teach the material they want to learn.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: National Autonomous University of Mexico - Bachelor in Arts, Chemistry
Graduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - PHD, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Reading novels and biographies of great scientists; running, swimming