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.)

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard Medical School, combined MD & PhD candidate 
  • MIT, BS in Brain & Cognitive Sciences (Phi Betta Kappa)
  • Hans Lukas Teuber Award
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • SAT Subject Test - Biology, Chemistry 
  • Admissions Coaching (MD)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Eduardo was great at explaining material and helping me understand complex concepts, all while being encouraging, kind and supportive. He also was able to meet me on my level and accommodate what I needed to work on in a given session. I felt exceptionally fortunate to have worked with Eduardo this semester. I think the effects of working with him have opened doors for me that I otherwise would not have felt confident enough to pursue."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Jack, Statistics)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Eduardo helped me strategize my PhD applications from day one to the final go, giving great advice even when he didn't know he was doing it. He taught me what to optimize and what departments are looking for. I couldn't have submitted applications this strong without him."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Eli, PhD Applicant)