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Vanessa Kertznus, Ph.D

Shell Oil Company Born and raised in Venezuela, Vanessa Kertznus grew up in the shadow of the Central Cordillera. It was her surroundings, close to the mountains and the ocean, that helped to shape her education and career choices. With a love for science and… Read More »Vanessa Kertznus, Ph.D

Jennifer Lugardo

Stanford University Junior Mechanical Engineering The Boeing Company Scholarship The 2020 GMiS Conference theme was “Every Challenge, Every Frontier.” Jennifer Lugardo exemplifies that theme. The challenges and obstacles she has encountered, have empowered her to accomplish her goals. In recognition of her perseverance, dedication, and… Read More »Jennifer Lugardo

Elijah Pierre-Toussaint

Bradley University Freshman Civil Engineering American Petroleum Institute Scholarship U.S. Vice-President Kamala Harris once stated, “The American Dream belongs to all of us.” Elijah Pierre-Toussaint’s will to lead and to learn came from the sacrifices his parents made when they came to America to achieve… Read More »Elijah Pierre-Toussaint

Luis A Cruz

Missile Defense Agency Luis Cruz is the Ground Test Lead, Integrated Master Test Plan Division Directorate for test planning and design at the Missile Defense Agency. In this capacity, he oversees strategic ground testing planning for the Ballistic Missile Defense system. These highly complex tests… Read More »Luis A Cruz

Britney Ramirez

University of Texas at Austin Sophomore Chemical Engineering Davila/Treviño Memorial Scholarships Britney Ramirez’s story is a testament to the power one has on their family and the whole community. For Britney’s commitment to improving healthcare disparities, being a scholar, leader, and activist, Great Minds in… Read More »Britney Ramirez

Janice Villamil

Lockheed Martin Corporation Janice Villamil was born and raised in Puerto Rico and attended The University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, where she majored in Electrical Engineering. During College, Janice took advantage of an Internship opportunity with Abbott Laboratory’s Corporate Engineering Division which brought her to… Read More »Janice Villamil

Jose A. Borges

Northrop Grumman Jose Borges was born in Puerto Rico, as part of an Army family, that moved many times before finally settling back on the Island when he was 10 years old. As an “Army brat” he learned to understand the value of diversity, a… Read More »Jose A. Borges