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Rivera Vega

Program Associate, Marine Microbiology Initiative

Fransheska provides program and administrative support for the foundation’s Marine Microbiology Initiative.

Previously, Fransheska worked as a project manager for MQA Laboratories, where she managed cleanroom and bioprocess equipment validations for start-up biopharmaceutical companies. As a participant in the Amgen Foundation’s BioMINDS Program, she worked in the Tropical Microbial Ecology Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. She taught an undergraduate microbiology laboratory course at the University of California, Berkeley, and has mentored college students interested in pursuing careers in science as part of the Amgen Scholars Program. Fransheska also volunteers at Casa Pueblo, an organization that promotes community participation in developing new policies to protect the environment in Puerto Rico.

Fransheska earned her M.S. in microbiology from the University of California, Berkeley, where she focused on research in microbial ecology and physiology. She received her B.S. in industrial biotechnology from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.

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