RISE Undergraduate Alumni with PhDs


 

Name PhD Date University
(Field)
Occupation
Maria Alcorn 2019 University of Texas Medical Branch
(Pathology)
-
Kristen Ballesteros 2010 University of Texas San Antonio
(Neurobiology)
Senior Global Feasibility Lead, Covance Pharmaceuticals
Zoya Farzampour 2015 Stanford University
(Neuroscience)
-
John Fuini 2016 University of Colorado
(Physics)
Associate Architect and Data Scientist, Microsoft
Margarita (Hernandez) Sifuentes 2017 University of Michigan
(Microbiology & Immunology)
Biomedical Education and Commercialization Specialist, University of Michigan
Angel Lopez 2017 Baylor College of Medicine Postdoc, University of Texas
Derek Mendez 2017 Stanford University
(Applied Physics)
Postdoc, Arizona State University
Lawrence Mimun 2015 University of Texas San Antonio
(Physics)
Research Physical Scientist, U.S. Army ERDC
Albert Mondragon 2018 Boston University
(Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology and Biochemistry)
Postdoc, Biogen Corp.
Helia Nasrollahi Sanchez 2019 UT Health San Antonio
(Microbiology)
Head of Immunology, Scipher Medicine
Christopher Pena 2015 University of Texas Southwestern
(Cancer Biology)
Education Outreach and Communications Manager, University of Chicago
Valerie (Pieris) Sexton 2014 UT Health San Antonio
(Biological Sciences)
-
Antonio Recio III 2012 University of Kansas Principal Scientist, Halliburton
Kirstie Salinas 2019 University of California-Irvine Postdoc, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Emi Sei 2014 University of Texas Southwestern
(Biochemistry)
Laboratory Manager, MD Anderson Cancer Center
John Thomas 2015 University of California-Los Angeles
(Surface Chemistry)
Process Engineer, Intel
Pamella Tijerina 2017 New York University
(Toxicology)
Toxicologist, CTEH Environmental Services
Ty Troutman 2014 University of Texas Southwestern
(Immunology)
Postdoc, University of California-San Diego
Jacqueline (Velenti) Surls 2012 Armed Services University Director of Research and Development, Pro-Lab Diagnostics
Marissa Wechsler 2019 University of Texas
(Biomedical Engineering)
-