Yazeli Cruz Rivera


Yazeli’s love of learning and research, her drive to understand the world through science, and her commitment to giving back to the community has motivated her throughout her career. In 2013, she was the only student selected from Puerto Rico to be a part of INROADS, an organization dedicated to developing and placing talented underserved youth in business and industry. She is now a Research Assistant at her university where she is looking at potential cancer gene biomarkers and studying characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Nominated by Name: 
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Engineering Discipline: 
Industrial Engineering
College Name: 
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Award Level: 
Winner
Year: 
2016
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