Tell Us about Yourself

I am currently a senior at the University of Texas at San Antonio pursuing a Bachelors in Biology. I’ve recently finished a lab research project on caffeine withdrawal.

What AEOP program(s) did you participate in?

Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS)

Best Things about the Program?

AEOP was the first time I walked into a laboratory setting and was treated like a lab technician in training. Unlike traditional school settings, experimentation and questions were encouraged. Working in this type of environment allowed me to pursue more independent and team-driven discoveries.

What are your future hopes and dreams?

My goal is to continue furthering my education and pursue a career in integrative biology, focusing on the new paradigm of open system studies. I also find kelp-forest ecology really interesting and would like to learn more about the subject.

Who is your favorite STEM role model?

Michio Kaku is my favorite STEM role model. He is a theoretical physicist and an advocate for Earth improvement in the transition from a Type 0 to a Type 1 civilization.

What is your favorite hobby outside of STEM?

The majority of my hobbies are all about STEM. Fermentation and SCUBA diving are some hobbies I am currently enjoying.

If you could meet one person living or dead, who would it be?

If I could choose one person to meet, I would choose Fred Rogers. I would love to know how he places so much value and care into others so consistently.

Gabriel Acuff
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