First Name

Viviana

Last Name

R.

Bio

Viviana is a passionate and hard working girl who lives in the mountains of Naguabo, Puerto Rico near “El Yunque National Rainforest”. She is a straight A student and a high school junior at the Specialized School of Science, Mathematics and Technology (CIMATEC) in Caguas. She is both a scientist and an artist, enjoying STEM fields as much as the arts. Her leadership, responsibility, patience, and creativity have earned her multiple recognitions like her school’s highest prize: the CIMATEC award, valedictorian and highest GPA ranking in her class, medals for every subject, 2nd and 3rd place at the Metropolitan Science Fair of Puerto Rico, and 1st and 3rd place in her school’s short story competitions. She was the president of her school’s chapter in the National Junior Honor Society, and is currently a member of the National Honor Society. She has been part of her school’s VEX Robotics club, being the strategist of her team. During the summer of her freshman year, she had the opportunity to participate in Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) taking a Logic course. This summer, she had the opportunity to participated in Brown University's Summer@Brown program, taking a Biomedical Informatics course. She is also a musician and a dancer, as she plays the flute in her school’s band and trains in ballet. Currently, she is a math tutor in her school and takes pleasure in helping her community by teaching others. Viviana enjoys using technology as means of interactive communication that can inspire people to learn. She especially likes combining science with technology. After high school, she wants to continue her studies in the STEM fields with a major related to Bioinformatics and Genetic Engineering.