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Student: Yanissa N. Cruz Ramos

Name: Cruz Ramos, Yanissa N.

Hometown: Guayama, Puerto Rico

Institution: University of Puerto Rico

Campus: Guayama Campus

Rank: B.S.

Major: Industrial Chemistry

Expected date of graduation: May 2014

Degree: Undergraduate

Email: yanissa.cruz @upr.edu

 

Career cxperience/location:

Worked in a reseach program CETARS in the Univerisity of Puerto Rico at Humacao under the supervision of Dr. Rolando Tremont.

 

Description of career experience (what I learned):

I worked tracing a variety of metals in potable water such as Arsenic, Lead, and Mercury using pH meter and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy.

 

What is your perception of agriculture now:

It has been important for humans for thousands of year. It’s not only an important occupation of the people, but also way of life, culture and custom. Agriculture can be

increased using the latest technology to feed the human population.

 

How has this career experience broadened your employment opportunities:

I learned how to use Atomic Absorption instrument, to detect the different types of metals in samples. Analysis of elements and compounds present in water samples

collected outdoors. Knowledge about these techniques can open doors in ARS research laboratories.

 

Career and research aspirations:

I aspire to finish my PhD in industrial chemistry within the next five years and find a job related with the environmental chemistry field. In 10 years I would like to keep

expanding my knowledge by doing research and different types of investigation related with environmental aspect of chemistry.

 

Skill Set:

Bilingual-English/Spanish-computer, Microsoft Office –Microsoft Excel, Origin, Prism 2012-proficient in Atomic absorption Spectroscopy and potable water analysis -

leadership skills.

 

The impact of my career experience:

The research experiences at the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus has given me the necessary skills and knowledge to debate and give a intelligent opinion of

what is the Envirolmental Field. It has helped me develop into a competent scientist so I can be the best that I can when competing to get accepted in gaduate school. This

ressearch experience has given me the privilege and benefits to meet many scientist related to the enviromental field. Sample page in 12 pt font I also learned to use a

variety of instruments that can help me in my future and these experiences will prepare me to compete in the job market . My long term goals are to do more reseach under

Cetars program.

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