Biology/Zoology

Carlos Catalano, PhD

As a middle school student in Corona, California, I was fortunate to have Mr. Schultie for my science teacher. When I would ask him a question, he would say, ”I don’t know, but I have often wondered about that myself.” Mr. Schultie had a library...
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Elba Serrano, PhD

World culture has shaped much of who I am. I was born in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. My father was a career sergeant and Vietnam veteran in the US military, and we were posted to new assignments on a regular basis. By the age of 11, I had lived in Puerto...
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Cecilio Barrera, PhD

I was born in a town called Rio Grande City, Texas, but I grew up in Roma, just a few miles away. I have an older brother and a younger sister. My father was from Roma and my mother came to the United States from Mexico when she was six. Part of border...
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Eugene Vigil, PhD

Where I grew up in Chicago, being of Latino and Navajo descent was not much of a factor in terms of how I thought of myself or my abilities because my neighborhood was a very diverse place. My attitude was to not allow ethnicity to become an issue. The...
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