Category Archives: Staff Bios

Edwin Rodriguez

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Edwin Rodriguez
Satellite Editor

Edwin moved to Merida, Yucatán in 2010 to continue her studies in Chemical Pharmaceutical Biology at Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY). When he graduates, he plans on working on the field of Microbiology or Pharmacy. He is member of the student group of the Pharmaceutical Association of Mexico (Asociación Farmacéutica Mexicana, the AFM) in the Facultad de Química, which has the mission of promote the pharmaceutical sciences in the students of the UADY, this through the organization of academic activities, conventions and conferences.

Currently, he participates as a volunteer in the university program called ‘Hoy en tu comunidad’ (‘Today in your community’) providing pharmaceutical services such as giving away medicines to the different communities throughout the Yucatán region. Edwin likes watching movies, reading books, listening music, watching theater-plays, and has a dog called “Dooky”. He also hopes someday travel around the world and know other people, different places, cultures, countries and languages.

 

Arely Lara

Arely Lara
Satellite Editor
Arely is a 20-year-old student of medicine, who wants to be an oncologist in the future. She volunteers for a program called “Hoy en tu Comunidad” in her hometown and enjoys giving her free time to that activity. Arely’s goal is to travel to Asia, in particular to see Japan and South Korea. Arely is a satellite editor for JUR, and hopes to contribute much to the journal.

 

Martha Gonzalez

Martha Gonzalez
Satellite Editor

Born on November 26th 1991 in Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Martha moved to Merida, Yucatán in 2010 to continue her studies in Chemical Pharmaceutical Biology at Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY). When she graduates, Martha plans to work in Immunology research.

Currently, Martha participates as a volunteer in the university program ‘Hoy en tu comunidad’ (‘Today in your community’) providing pharmaceutical services such as providing medicines to different communities throughout the Yucatán region.

Martha likes skating, dancing, watching movies, and has a kitty called ‘Mishka’ who she loves very much. Martha also enjoys traveling all over the world because she is interested in learning about different cultures, cities, and languages as well as meeting new people.

 

Nicole Smith

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Nicole Smith
Copyeditor
Nicole is an avid writer, working towards a Creative Writing Major at Colorado State University. She strives to go into the publishing industry after graduating while still maintaining time for her hobbies of drawing, singing, and playing video games.

 

Jordan Vlieger

Jordan Vlieger
Copyeditor
Jo is one of those types of people who either stay inside and read all day, or is outside playing every sport known to man. Her favourite author is Tamora Pierce, and wishes she could be like her characters. The sport she is currently involved in is Quidditch, and she couldn’t ask for a better team and the friends that she’s made on it. She hopes to be an English teacher someday, and she loves to do editing-type work often.

 

Tommaso Portaluri

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Tommaso Portaluri
Affiliate Editor
Tommaso is an honors student at the Collegio Carlo Alberto (Turin) and undergraduate student in Economics and Statistics at the University of Turin. His scientific interests include mathematics, economics, and philosophy. He has a deep interest in academic writing and research work. His recent studies focus on the field of complexity; he strongly believes in the constructiveness of an interdisciplinary approach. In 2011, he was awarded as “Alfiere della Repubblica” for excellence in high school studies by the president of the Italian Republic. http://goo.gl/Vjmz1G.

 

Andreea Silaghi

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Andreea Silaghi
Affiliate Editor
Andreea has an interdisciplinary background in humanities (with a strong focus on foreign languages, editing, and writing), public health, research design, and data analysis in social sciences. Currently she is enrolled in her second year of studies in Public Health, and is an intern for the Center for Health Policy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She is pursuing her bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously in order to become a future researcher, and she is working on some of her main interests now, which are scientific writing and editing.

Abbey Pizel

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Abbey Pizel
Operations Associate
Abbey Pizel is from Creede a small town located in Southwest Colorado. She is currently a junior at CSU studying Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. She plans to one day attend law school at CU to obtain Juris Doctor in Natural Resource Law. Abbey hopes to utilize her skills in in these fields to pursue her passion of Colorado water allocation and sustainability. In her free time, Abbey enjoys yoga and running to keep her mind and body healthy; however, her favorite place to be is on the ski slope. In the winter, she tries to become as close to a ski bum as possible and spends her summers soaking up the sunshine or riding her horse.

 

Deanna Cox

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Deanna Cox
 Associate Editor
Deanna, also know as Dee to her friends, hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While Colorado is a far cry from the City of Brotherly Love, Dee enjoys all that life has to offer past the 100th meridian, including hiking, biking, and rock climbing. She is dual majoring in Natural Resources Management and Journalism and Technical Communication with a minor in Global Environmental Sustainability. Her career goals include addressing energy concerns through sustainability consulting and becoming and environment editor for a scientific publication. When not at the JUR office, Dee enjoys working in a soil ecology labratory, playing the harp, and taking care of her rambunctious guinea pig, Mugatu.