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2012 Student Projects

STEM Summer  Scholar 2012 - Herminio Torres

My name is Herminio Torres, a first generation New Yorker, and the son of parents who immigrated to the United States, hoping for a better life. I am the first in my family to graduate from college; I was given the honor of being the valedictorian for the 2012 graduating class at Hostos Community College. I believe that I was born to be a scientist, for not only do I possess an insatiable passion for it, but I also believe I have a natural gift for it. I chose to participate in this research program for two reasons: 

First of all, I expect to spend the rest of my life dedicated to biochemical research, and I want to get as much experience working in a lab as possible. I have to admit, I feel very fortunate to have worked with Dr. Sauane and her group; they are all incredibly professional and helpful.

The second reason I chose to participate in this program was because I saw it as a program that will benefit under-represented students, such as myself. I was asked by several of my professors to represent my school, and I felt it was important that I contribute.