Education and experience
2014 – Present: PhD candidate, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, CO, U.S.
2012 – 2014: M.S. Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, CO, U.S.
2009 – 2012: Project Engineer, Mario Molina Center, Mexico.
2007: B.S. Environmental Engineering, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico.
Currently my research interest is focused on global ethane and propane emissions and their effects on ozone production. I love to spend time with friends and dance salsa. I also have a big fascination for climbing trees, consequently my favorite spot in Fort Collins is a treetop in the middle of City Park!
How I became a scientist
During my undergrad studies, I worked on a very important air quality field campaign based in Mexico City. My job was to collect air samples and analyzed them for carcinogenic hydrocarbons. Since then, I fell in love with air quality research! Years later, I received the offer to work in my (at that time) “dream job”. Under the leadership of Nobel laureate Dr. Mario Molina, I worked for a nongovernmental organization conducting studies to assess air pollution impacts in different air basins in Mexico. Eager to learn more about chemistry and atmospheric processes, I decided to pursue graduate studies. When I was accepted to Colorado State University a new journey began! I worked on a biomass burning project during my masters and willing to develop modeling skills, now my PhD research focuses on global ethane and propane emission inventories.