Rebecca Betances-Irlanda

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Rebecca Betances-Irlanda is currently pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, with an expected graduation date of May 2016. Ms. Betances-Irlanda has engaged in research in this field both at this university and in summer programs at MIT, Yale, and Cornell. Currently she is a Coop-student in the Process Engineering Department at Lilly del Caribe, Inc. She is also involved with several professional organizations, including Ciencia Puerto Rico, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Biomedical Engineering Society at her university.

She was a 2015-2016 participant in AGI’s “Transatlantic Exchange Program for Young Minorities,” sponsored by the Transatlantic Program of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany through Funds of the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

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