The research operations director and dad of three on road tripping across America on weekends and spending time with his wife and children in Arlington, Tennessee.
WORKING AT ST. JUDE
I went to college in Puerto Rico, where I’m originally from, then went on to get a PhD in cell and molecular biology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. After I finished in Texas, I came here to St. Jude in 2009 and moved to my current role in 2018. I was a lab scientist for a long time, so I understand what the scientists don’t want to have to deal with. So, I handle all of the operations activities, everything from negotiating with vendors to procuring supplies and equipment, that helps them focus on doing their life-saving research. When I tell people I work at St. Jude, everybody smiles. It’s a very good feeling to work someplace with a renowned reputation and a strong mission.