Bio:Oscar graduated from PSJA North High School in 2016 and Texas A&M University in 2020. Oscar is currently a Ph.D. student in Chemistry at the University of California – Berkeley with an expected graduation year of 2025. At Texas A&M, Oscar earned a B.S. in Chemistry with minors in Physics and Mathematics. At Texas A&M, Oscar was involved in various extracurricular activities such as Aggie Quiz Bowl, American Chemical Society, and Table-Top Gaming Troupe. Furthermore, Oscar is a research advocate and served in Texas A&M's Undergraduate Research Ambassador Program, Honors and Undergraduate Research Advisory Committee, Academy of Undergraduate Researchers Across Texas, and Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation. Oscar has conducted research in various sub-fields in chemistry at Texas A&M University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of California - Berkeley. Oscar was also awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention, Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) Scholarship, and Barry Goldwater Scholarship.
Many of Oscar's accomplishments are thanks to his phenomenal mentors, so he has paid it forward by participating in mentorship programs that attempt to help advance a mentee’s career. He aspires to become a professor at an R1 research institution with his team of researchers.
Mentoring interests:STEM, STEM scholarships, research, college application process, college admissions essay writing, career and major planning.