Student: Jaileen Santiago Lebrón
Name: Santiago Lebrón, Jaileen
Hometown: Patillas, Puerto Rico
Institution: University of Puerto Rico
Campus: at Humacao
Rank: Bachelor’s degree
Expected date of graduation: May 2016
Degree: Bachelor’s degree in Industrial
USDA Agency of interest: Environmental Protection
Chemistry Career experience/location:
Worked in environmental research at the University of Puerto Rico Humacao under the supervision of Dr. Rolando Tremont.
Description of career experience (what I learned):
I have been working with differents solutions, reading it pH while is been titrated with some other, such as sodium hydroxide. I improved on the use of certain instruments.
What is your perception of agriculture now?
Even that I am new in this program, I can say that my knowledge had grown and that I have acquired a new way of thinking about the environment and agriculture.
How has this career experience broadened your employment opportunities?
This experience has increased my concern about the environmental contamination and I have learned to use different techniques to analyze samples. Knowing about these
techniques can open doors in different laboratories.
Career and research aspirations:
I aspire to finish my Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Chemistry, in a year. After getting my degree I will look for a job, so then I can pay for my Masters degree in
environmental chemistry. In 10 years I see myself with an stable work and with my own family.
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The impact of my career experience:
Having the opportunity of being part of this program had impacted my life in big way. I can say that I considered different fields in chemistry, that wasn’t from my interest.
Now I would like to continue my studies in the enviromental field. I will share my experience with new people to create in them curiosity, to make them think and open their
minds to a different world. Also I will keep doing research, help others with their own research and help them to achieve their goals.