Juan was born in Puerto Rico and lived there for 7 years before moving to Stafford, Virginia where currently resides. As a first year undergraduate, he plans to complete a 3+1 program to obtain a B.S. and M.A. in chemistry with a specialization in biochemistry. His guided research includes the synthesis of metal nanomaterials for efficient catalysis of oxygen reduction reactions. During his leisure time Juan enjoys spending time with friends, watching dramas, and listening to diverse forms of music.
Rebecca Brown is a first-year engineering undergraduate student from Stafford, Virginia. She plans on majoring in chemical engineering and continuing to pursue her interests in clean energy applications. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys going bouldering, running, and spending time with friends.