Cathalina serves as the point of contact for undergraduate and graduate students seeking career and professional development information. Ms. Juarez worked on the Hispanic Youth Institute before joining the NASA programs managed by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Cathalina graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and molecular biology, as well as in psychology. She is currently pursuing a master’s in education at California State University, Long Beach. Through her academic, volunteer, and work experience Cathalina has developed a great interest in inspiring and engaging students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
I was a first generation college student like many of the students we work with. I genuinely enjoy helping students because they continuously inspire me. The students we work with display great character and strength; they strive to achieve their goals in spite of the challenges they face and I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with them.