LSAMP Alumni Profile

Melanie Ortiz Alvarez de la Campa
Senior, University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras Campus
Puerto Rico LSAMP

Past Clubs/Organizations
President and Founder | UNICEF Campus Initiative (UNICEF UPRRP) AUGUST 2016 – PRESENT Opinion Writer and Content Creator | The Metric (themetric.org) SEPTEMBER 2017 – PRESENT HSF Youth Leadership Institute Mentor | Hispanic Scholarship Fund JULY 2016

Past Research
RISE Summer Student | Dr. Maria Dominguez-Bello Lab at Rutgers University JUNE 2020 – JULY 2020 NIH-MARC Research Fellow | Dr. Paul Bayman Lab at UPR Rio Piedras AUGUST 2019 – PRESENT Undergraduate Research Assistant | Crystallization Design Institute AUGUST 2018 – MAY 2019 Undergraduate Research Assistant | Dr. Peter Belenky Lab at Brown University JUNE 2018 – AUGUST 2018 Undergraduate Research Assistant | Dr. Dov Sax Lab at Brown University DECEMBER 2017 – MAY 2018

Melanie Ortiz Alvarez de la Campa

MY PERSONAL INTERESTS
I consider myself to be an interdisciplinary person with a passion for both art and science! My aim is to pursue a PhD in Microbiology with an emphasis on microbiome studies. As a writer and digital artist, I firmly believe in the power of collaboration and intersection between art and STEM as a means to communicate science more effectively and creatively. I would love to help mentor students in the LSAMP programs (particularly those in the PR-LSAMP), and do my best to guide them on their journey towards graduate school.

MY MENTORING INTERESTS
I am available to mentor in the following ways
Mentor Students

My areas of expertise include
1:1 Mentoring, Public Speaking, Leadership Skills, Research Posters, Research Presentation, Resume/CV

MY CONTACT INFORMATION