5th Annual USDA Graduate Fellows Career Preparation Institute 2016 USDA Graduate Fellows

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Lorraine Rodriguez-Bonilla Lorraine Rodriguez-Bonilla 
2016 Chair
University of Wisconsin - Madison
David Vela David Vela
2016 Co-Chair
Texas State University
 
Axel Acevedo Axel Acevedo-Morales 
Discipline: Forest Resources
Clemson University
Karla Acosta Karla Acosta
Discipline: Food Safety
University of Houston
 
Cristina Matos Christina Alicea-Matos
Discipline: Food Science and Technology
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Kathryn Benavidez Kathryn Benavidez
Discipline: Food Safety
Texas State University
 
Michael Canton Michael Canton
Discipline: Biofuels
New Mexico State University
Joseph Catro Joseph Castro
Discipline: Animal Science
New Mexico State University
 
Yessica Cerino Yessica Cerino 
Discipline: Biology
The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley 
Elizabeth Del Rosario Elizabeth Del Rosario 
Discipline: Environmental Science
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
 
Alejandra Fuentes Alejandra Fuentes 
Discipline: Biology
The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
Ashley Garcia Ashley Marie Garcia
Discipline: Environmental Microbiology
Texas A&M International University
 
Benjamin Gonzales Benjamin D. Gonzales
Discipline: Natural Resource Management
New Mexico Highlands University
Pedro Gonzales Pedro Gonzales
Discipline: Biology
Texas State University
 
Denisse Lopez Denisse Lopez
Discipline: Food Science amd Technology
New Mexico State University
Dianiris Luciano Dianiris Luciano-Rosario 
Discipline: Food Science and Technology
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
 
Michelle Montez Michelle M. Montez-Rivera
Discipline: Food Science and Technology
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Jorge Jorge L. Ortega-Santiago
Discipline: Food Science and Technology
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
 
Roxana Burgos Roxana Mariel Perez-Burgos
Discipline: Food Science and Technology
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
wilfred perez Wilfred Perez
Discipline: Food Science and Technology
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
 
Sonia Rios Sonia Rios
Discipline: Plant Science
California State University-Fresno
Annabel rodriguez Annabel Rodriguez
Discipline: Plant Nutrition 
California State University-Fresno
 
andrea salas Andrea Salas
Discipline: Agroecology
Florida International University
jesse sifuentes Jesse O. Sifonetes
Discipline: Fisheries and Mariculture
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
 
monica silva Monica Silva
Discipline: Nutrition
Texas State University
javier tamargo Javier Tamargo
Discipline: Dietetics & Nutrition
Florida International University
 
Katherine Vargas Katherine Vargas
Discipline: Food Science and Technology
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
omar vasquez Omar Vasquez
Discipline: Plant & Soil Science
Texas A&M University-Kingsville

4th Annual USDA Graduate Fellows Career Preparation Institute 2015 USDA Graduate Fellows

Stephany Alvarez-Ventura Stephany Alvarez-Ventura 
2015 Chair
Florida International University
Lorraine Rodriguez-Bonilla Lorraine Rodriguez-Bonilla 
2015 Co-Chair
University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
Adriana Aleman Adriana Aleman 
Discipline: Sustainable Food Systems
Texas State University
Nina De La Rosa Nina De La Rosa 
Discipline: Environmental Studies
Florida International University
 
Christopher Estevez Christopher Estevez 
Discipline: Environmental Studies 
Florida International University
Mayra Muñoz Gomez Mayra Muñoz Gomez 
Discipline: Nutritional Biology
University of California - Davis
 
Ana Guzmán-Ocasio Ana Guzmán-Ocasio 
Discipline: Environmental Studies
Florida International University
Mayra Lopez Mayra Lopez 
Discipline: Environmental Science
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
 
Shawntel Lopez Shawntel Lopez 
Discipline: Sustainable Food Systems
Texas State University
Erica Molina Erica Molina 
Discipline: Biology-Sustainable Agriculture
Texas State University
 
Melinda Martinez Melinda Martinez 
Discipline: Environmental Science
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Cecilia Monclova-Santana Cecilia Monclova-Santana 
Discipline: Plant Pathology
University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez Campus
 
Elizabeth Mosqueda Elizabeth Mosqueda 
Discipline: Plant Science
California State University-Fresno
Emilio A. Ortíz Emilio A. Ortíz 
Discipline: Plant Science
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
 
Dagoberto Osorio Dagoberto Osorio 
Discipline: Agricultural Education
Texas State University
Maria C. Rodriguez Maria C. Rodriguez 
Discipline: Environmental Studies
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
 
Ramon Salazar-Ortíz Ramon Salazar-Ortíz 
Discipline: Environmental Studies
Florida International University
Elise Claire Valdés Elise Claire Valdés 
Discipline: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
Texas State University
 
David Vela David Vela 
Discipline: Agricultural Education
Texas State University
Cristina Zambrana-Echevarria Cristina Zambrana-Echevarria 
Discipline: Plant Molecular Biology
University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
 
Miles Medina Miles Medina 
Discipline: Environmental Studies
Florida International University
Carla Mejias Carla Lorraine Mejías-Rivera 
Discipline: Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
Universidad Metroplitana, Cupey Campus

 

3rd Annual USDA Graduate Fellows Career Preparation Institute 2014 USDA Graduate Fellows

R. Corey DeLeon R. Corey DeLeon 
2014 Chair
Texas State University
Stephany Alvarez-Ventura Stephany Alvarez-Ventura 
2014 Co-Chair
Texas State University
 
Nicolas Lopez-Galvez Nicolas Lopez-Galvez 
Discipline: Public Health
San Diego State University
Tatiana Márquez Tatiana Márquez 
Discipline: Agriculture and Resource Economics
The University of Arizona
 
Tania D. Burgos Hernández Tania D. Burgos Hernández 
Discipline: Agriculture and Resource Economics 
University of Puerto Rico- Mayagüez Campus
Miles Medina Miles Medina 
Discipline: Environmental Sciences
Florida International University
 
Elyssa Rae Garza Elyssa Rae Garza 
Discipline: Biology
University of Texas-Pan American
Jonathan Otero-Ramos Jonathan Otero-Ramos 
Discipline: Environmental Sciences
InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico, San Germán Campus
 
Sonia Rios Sonia Rios 
Discipline: Plant Science
California State University, Fresno
Thelma Velez Thelma Velez 
Discipline: Environmental Sciences
Florida International University
 
Lorraine Rodriguez-Bonilla Lorraine Rodriguez-Bonilla 
Discipline: Biology
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus
Vanessa Sanchez Vanessa Sanchez 
Discipline: Environmental Studies/ Agroecology
Florida International University
 
Elizabeth Noelia Williams Elizabeth Noelia Williams 
Discipline: Food Science
University of Maryland
Adriana V. Rodríguez-García Adriana V. Rodríguez-García 
Discipline: Agronomy
North Dakota State University

 

2nd Annual USDA Graduate Fellows Career Preparation Institute 2013 USDA Graduate Fellows

Luz Eliana Pinilla Luz Eliana Pinilla 
2013 Chair
Texas A&M University
xxx R. Corey DeLeon 
2013 Co-Chair
Texas State University
 
NATALIA B. ALVAREZ NATALIA B. ALVAREZ 
M.S. in Environmental Science
University of Puerto Rico
STEPHANY ALVAREZ-VENTURA STEPHANY ALVAREZ-VENTURA
M.S. in Biofuels
Florida International University
 
SHIREEN ATTARAN SHIREEN ATTARAN 
M.S. in Biochemistry
University of California
ANGEL L. VEGA NEGRÓN ANGEL L. VEGA NEGRÓN 
M.S. in Environmental Sciences
University of Puerto Rico
 
REBBECA M. DUAR REBBECA M. DUAR 
M.S. in Food and Science Technology
University of Nebraska
ODALIZ FARÍA-MEDINA ODALIZ FARÍA-MEDINA 
M.S. in Plant Pathology
University of Puerto Rico
 
AMANDA C. GARCIA AMANDA C. GARCIA 
M.S. in Plant and Soil Sciences
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
JUAN M. GARCIA JUAN M. GARCIA 
M.S. in Agricultural Education
Texas State University
 
JOHN HERNANDEZ JOHN HERNANDEZ 
M.S. in Biology
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
STEPHANIE C. LOPEZ STEPHANIE C. LOPEZ 
M.S. in Range Science
New Mexico State University
 
DIANA MORALES DIANA MORALES 
M.S. in Agricultural Education
Texas State University
MARTHA I. MOSQUEDA MARTHA I. MOSQUEDA 
M.S. in Nutrition
C.C.T., University of Arizona
 
MARIELA POVEDA MARIELA POVEDA 
M.S. in Food Science and Technology
California Polytechnic State University
MICMARIE RAMOS-RODRIGUEZ MICMARIE RAMOS-RODRIGUEZ 
M.S. in Public Health
University of Puerto Rico
 
LORRAINE RODRIGUEZ-BONILLA LORRAINE RODRIGUEZ-BONILLA 
M.S. in Biology
University of Puerto Rico
 

 

1st Annual USDA Graduate Fellows Career Preparation Institute 2012 USDA Graduate Fellows

Corey De Leon Corey De Leon 
B.S. Psychology and Nutrition
M.S. Human Nutrition
Food Safety/Childhood Obesity
Texas State University
Diana Del Angel Diana Del Angel 
B.S. Environmental Science
M.S. Environmental Science
Climate Change
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
 
Juanita Escamilla Juanita Escamilla 
B.S. Nutrition and Foods
M.S. Human Nutrition
Childhood Obesity
Texas State University
John Montoya John Montoya 
B.S. Biology
M.S. Agricultural Education
Ph.D. Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences
Climate Change (ip)
University of Hawaii
 
Karla Gutierrez Karla Gutierrez 
B.S. Industrial Engineering
M.S. Industrial Engineering
Ph.D. Environmental Sciences (ip)
Sustainable Energy
The University of Texas at El Paso
Luz Eliana Pinilla Luz Eliana Pinilla 
B.S. Food Science and Technology
M.S. Cereal Quality
Ph.D. Agricultural International
Development Education (ip)
Sustainability/Climate Change
Texas A&M
 
Maria Isabel Quintero Maria Isabel Quintero 
B.S. Agro-industrial Production Engineer
M.S. Food Science and Technology
Ph.D. Food Science and Technology (ip)
Food Safety
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Martha A. Ramirez Martha A. Ramirez 
M.S. Animal Science
Texas A&M University- Kingsville
 
Mirna Calderon Mirna Calderon 
B.S. Agronomy
M.S. Plant Science (ip)
Climate Change
Cal Poly Pomona
Olivia Moreno Olivia Moreno 
B.S. Industrial Engineering
M.S. Industrial Engineering
Ph.D. Environmental Science and Engineering (ip)
Sustainable Energy
University of Texas at El Paso
 
Stefanie Ann Ramirez Stefanie Ann Ramirez 
B.S. Management- Marketing, Management, Latin American Studies
M.S. Human Ecology
Ph.D. Apparel Design (ip)
Sustainable Energy
Louisiana State University
Xiomara Elias-Argote Xiomara Elias-Argote 
B.S. Biochemistry
M.S. Agriculture
Food Safety
Cal Poly