I grew up against the urban spraw of Philadelphia, across the Delaware River in the relatively small
community of Burlington Township, NJ. I am a second-generation Puerto Rican and a first-generation
I fell in love with physics in the 7th grade when my math teacher brought in Brian Greene's The
Elegant Universe PBS Special.
I began my journey of (obsessively) learning as much math and physics as possible.
I graduated highschool at 16 and soon enrolled at Florida State University, where I cemented my
fascination with physics and started a research career.
I graduated with honors in both Physics and Applied & Computational Mathematics.
With a lot of luck and the help of the NSF Graduate Fellowship,
I was able to attend graduate school at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I was
continually exposed to
world class research in Quantum Computing.
In 2020, during the pandemic, I graduated with my Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics. I worked for 1.5
years as Academic Personnel until
finding my dream role as a Quantum Application Scientist with Atom Computing.