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Martha Zuniga, PhD

I was born in Laredo, Texas, second of ten children. I grew up in a large, extended family with over 80 first cousins. I believe that my Catholic Laredo upbringing shaped me not only as a person, but also as a scientist. I was always interested in science...
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Sonia Ortega, PhD

I was born in Carazo, Nicaragua and grew up with my mother and three sisters. During this time my family lived in many different places in Central America, and I attended elementary and high school in Honduras and college in Costa Rica. This experience...
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Elma González, PhD

From a young age I knew that I wanted to be in charge of my own life. In the Hispanic culture, if you don’t get married you still belong to your parents, and if you do get married, your husband dictates what you do. So, when I left my family in Texas...
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