Current Research Team Members
Nicole Vargas | Research Assistant | firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole is a Florida International University graduate. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2016 and finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Biology in 2017. She has been involved with the PLTL Program since her sophomore year in college. She is currently a research assistant for the PLTL program at FIU where she has been conducting research on the critical thinking skills associated with PLTL leaders. Nicole is also the Outreach Chairperson for the PLTL program and an adjunct instructor for the Biology Department at FIU. She will be starting a Master’s degree in Adult Education and Human Resource Development in the fall of 2018.
Daniel Flores | Research Assistant | email@example.com
Daniel received his associates in Education from Miami Dade College in the spring of 2011. He went on to receive his bachelors in Biological Sciences from Florida International University in the Spring semester of 2015. He first became a peer leader in the fall of 2011. He was assigned as Chair of Supervising for the PLTL program at FIU in 2013. He later joined the RAPL program in 2015 to help incorporate research into the reformed supervising program. Currently he works as a lab instructor at FIU for Biology as well as a Group Discussion Peer Leader for Biology 1 while applying to the Masters of Public Health program with a focus in Epidemiology.
Isamar Camarena-Ubiera | Research Assistant | firstname.lastname@example.org
Isamar is a Junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering and considering a minor in Chemistry at Florida International University. She began as a Peer Leader for General Biology I in 2015, and has since been conducting research as a Research Assistant Peer Leader on the perceptions of Supervisor Mentor-ship in the PLTL program at the university. Isamar is also the Recruitment Chairperson for the PLTL program, a Supervisor for the Competitive Sports program at FIU, and a proud, active member of the Omega Gamma Chapter of Theta Tau, the Professional Engineering Fraternity.
Amanda Canellas | Research Assistant | email@example.com
Amanda is an alumnus from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. She was a respected student athlete who began her journey in PLTL as a freshman in college. Within the last four years of her academic career, she has advanced from being a student to becoming a group discussion leader of multiple disciplines. Through this progression, her active participation as a Peer Leader, supervisor and group discussion leader has sparked a curiosity in pedagogical style and its influence on education within STEM. This interest has led Ms. Canellas to become a research assistant in the summer of 2016, committing to her role in further analyzing metacognitive enhancement of Peer Leaders. As her aspirations of attending medical school and becoming an immunopathologist remain, she plans on utilizing the knowledge gained from PLTL experiences to enrich the physician-to-patient interaction in her future practice.
Richard Suarez | Research Assistant | firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard is a Florida International University (FIU) undergraduate. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences with an expected graduation of Spring 2019. He has been involved with the PLTL Program since his freshman year in college. He is currently a research assistant for the PLTL program at FIU where he has been conducting research on the critical thinking skills associated with PLTL leaders and students. Richard is currently also conducting bioinformatics research in the Integrative Marine Genomics and Symbiosis lab at FIU. Moreover, he has presented at the 9th Annual SEA-Phages conference hosted by the HHMI on his bacteriophage research. He plans on attending medical school with the hopes of earning a Medical Doctorate in the Fall of 2020.
Renee Suarez | Research Assistant | email@example.com
Renee is a junior majoring in Nursing with a minor in psychology at Florida International University. She started as a Peer Leader for Introduction to Microbiology in 2016. Since then, she has been a Peer Leader and Supervising Mentor for Introduction to Microbiology and Foundations of Human Physiology. She is also a Group Discussion Leader for Foundations of Human Physiology and a Research Assistant Peer Leader for the PLTL program’s study on metacognition.
Rosangela Garcia | Research Assistant | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosangela is currently a junior majoring in biology at Florida International University. Rosangela was a Peer Leader in 2016 through 2017 and then later became a supervisor in Fall semester of 2017. Since then, she became a Research Assistant Peer Leader in the PLTL program.
Former Research Team Members
|Trujillo||Vanessa||Quantitative Research Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Sardinas||Stephanie||Qualitative Research Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vidaillet||Jean Paul||Research Assistantemail@example.com|