Outreach & Mentoring

Andrés is deeply committed to mentoring & empowering students from all backgrounds.

As a Ph.D. student at Columbia University, Andrés was awarded the department’s Jack Miller award for his teaching in the general chemistry lecture & laboratory series & later served as TA for the graduate quantum chemistry course.

Throughout his career, Andrés has actively pursued his passion for teaching and helping others grow, mentoring high school, undergraduate & graduate students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, immigrant status, race, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation, guiding them in their exploration of research & helping them navigate the college, graduate school, & medical school application processes.

Partial list of outreach & mentoring activities

RFK Science Research Institute (RFKSRI)

Andrés has served as scientific advisor (2016 – Present) & mentor (2011 – Present) at the RFKSRI – a program that provides high school & undergraduate students, especially those from underrepresented groups from the New York City area – an opportunity to do research in geochemistry, archaeology, & paleoanthropology to develop their critical thinking, logical reasoning, scientific writing & presentation skills. As part of this program, Andrés has mentored more than 20 students over the past decade.

If you are interested in learning more about the RFKSRI, its mission & research, visit this link!

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics

Stanford University Chapter

Andrés served as an informal mentor to a graduate student in biophysics (2016-2017) through the oSTEM mentoring program, a national student society dedicated to increasing the participation of queer people in disciplines related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

If you are interested in learning more about the oSTEM program, visit their website.

Macaulay Honors College Mentors Program

Macaulay Honors College, CUNY

Andrés has mentored Macaulay undergraduates by helping them navigate internship, graduate school, & medical school application processes & providing support as they design their Bacherlor’s theses & worked to complete them.

If you are interested in learning more about the Macaulay Honors College & their alumni mentoring program, visit their website.