“Natalia Ortiz-Bachier, a University of Puerto Rico (UPR) student seeking her bachelor’s degree in cellular molecular biology, was one of the students accepted into REU after a rigorous application process.  Ortiz-Bachier learned about REU from her mother, who is the Dean for Sponsored Programs at UPR.  Inspired by her siblings, who are medical doctors, Ortiz-Bachier also hopes to attend medical school after she earns her bachelor’s degree.  ‘I knew that exposure to a real research project…filled with professionals, will surely be an advantage when being considered for medical school,’ she says.”

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