After living in Cuba for eight years, Eduardo moved to Chile with his family and lived there for five years before finally settling in Miami in the eighth grade. He learned English within a year, and dived directly into science, winning first place for his original research at the American Association for Microbiology conference in the undergraduate research category as a high school student. Continuing to pursue his passion for science and mathematics, Eduardo attended MIT, majoring in Brain & Cognitive Sciences. He graduated with a 4.9/5.0 GPA, earning him awards from Phi Beta Kappa, the Hans Lukas Teuber Award for outstanding academic performance in neuroscience, and managed to find time to co-author two Alzheimer’s disease research publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is currently pursuing a combined M.D.-PhD Program at Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Program.
Eduardo has gained experience in tutoring people from all walks of life, including founding junior chapter of the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at two local public high schools to mentor aspiring scientists from minority backgrounds. His students have gone on to successfully navigate the college admissions process, and have even gotten accepted into Eduardo’s alma mater of MIT thanking the SHPE Jr. program. Eduardo also has experience mentoring college students, through his experiences as a teaching assistant for a course in neural computation, a mentor for the MIT Pre-Medical Society (MPS), and Laureates and Leaders which works to serve underrepresented communities.
When he’s not in the lab, Eduardo enjoys reading English or Spanish novels, finding the latest spots to eat, and salsa dancing (which he may consider giving lessons, too.)