Mr. Biostatistician & Teacher
After I completed the CREST-Ed program at Georgia State University (similar to Teach for America, but local to Atlanta), I continued to teach math for 2 years in a high-needs school in the Atlanta suburbs. After two years’ service, I returned to graduate school studying public health and biostatistics. I aspire to work in translational biotech.
Undergrad School: Auburn University
Undergrad Major: Philosophy
Age: 31, Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino
Other Degree/Certification: Masters of Arts in Teaching, Masters of Public Health (Biostatistics)
School Name: Georgia State University
Extracurriculars: Spanish Fluency, SAS Certification, and Peloton Enthusiast
Length of Employment: 3 yrs
Industry: Government / Military
Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos
Big Life Wins:
My classroom was the highest-scoring class in the school, and my school was the highest-scoring in the district!
Recently passed pre-calculus and calculus one in one summer, earning A’s in both!
While my family is Hispanic, I didn’t grow up speaking Spanish hardly at all. After I met my wife (herself a Spaniard), I picked it up to fluency.
Post MBA Goal:
My primary interest in business is that I’m frustrated by the lack of translational ambition in public health. Research is important, but so is putting that research into practice! I hope to work in pharma or biotech, managing projects and teams that are combining PH, pharma, and behavioral science to innovate new products that facilitate health.