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Ariana A. Arce Montalvo

  • Gender: Female
  • Hometown: Caguas
  • State: Puerto Rico

Where do you hope to attend college?

Harvard University

What do you plan to major in?

Biology

What extracurriculars are you involved in?

National Honor Society (CIMATEC Chapter); East Insular director and East regional vice-president; Insular Level staff – communications committee; Launch X Entrepreneurship Club –Company’s product development specialist; entrepreneurship club – educational lead; Pink Dot Club – co-founder and treasurer; Robotics Club Team 2252X – strategist; National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) – TECHNOLOchicas; NCWIT AspireIT leader: Hello Girl PR 2019; Girl Scouts Caribe Council – Troop 340; National Junior Honor Society (Syrux Chapter) – Insular President

What achievements, recognition, and/or awards have you received?

NCWIT 2021 National Honorable Mention; NCWIT 2020 National Honorable Mention; NCWIT 2020 Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands Affiliate Winner; NCWIT 2019 National Honorable Mention; NCWIT 2019 Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands Affiliate Winner; NCWIT 2018 Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands Affiliate Winner; Medal of Leadership from the Municipality of Caguas 2018; NCWIT 2017 Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands Competition Honorable Mention

Biggest hurdle you’ve overcome?

The biggest hurdle I have overcome was when I was Insular President of the National Junior Honor Society of Puerto Rico, Corp. in 2017. After Hurricane María hit the island, we faced a total loss of communication and basic utilities. We had to adapt to this unprecedented situation, individually with our families, and as a team for our organization. We changed our work plan and goals to support our members and complete our mission.

What are your plans for the future?

After college, I plan to go to medical school and become a Forensic Pathologist.

What HSF Events have you attended?

2020 virtual Youth Leadership Institute – University of Chicago