Gabriela Gonzalez Vasquez
Alumni, Matching Team Member
Gabriela is currently a senior majoring in Biology at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru. She's an incoming Biochemistry Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt University, where she was awarded the Russell G. Hamilton Fellowship. Previously, she worked as a research assistant at the Guengerich Lab at Vanderbilt, where she discovered her passion for the DNA damage and repair research field. During this time, as an international, she noticed how different was researching in the US and highlighted her desired to help students with similar backgrounds. Since then, she has volunteered in multiple science programs to aspire and help Peruvian girls and undergrads. In 2020 she was part of the GSMI cohort, and this experience motivated her to become a member of the Cientifico Latino team. Gabriela hopes to become a role model for Latin American students and underrepresented minorities, help them achieve their career goals, and promote diversity in STEM.