Aya Cortez

Aya is passionate about making the world an equitable place to live and thrive through her different interests in the sciences and humanities. She loves to further her understanding of various scientific phenomena through biotechnology and chemistry projects, to help other students succeed academically, and to learn about the cultures of other countries. Aya aspires to use both her understanding of various cultures in addition to chemistry and biotechnology to help in the field of environmental science. She would specifically like to look into the area of environmental justice, which involves fighting against racism and socio-economic discrimination. Her goals for this year are to better her Spanish speaking abilities and to learn more about how to help the environment. Aya would also like to thank her family for being her constant support and inspiration.



September 30, 2019 It’s Already Been a Month! I heard my host mom, Monica, tell her sister that it was already the 24th of September and I could barely make my brain process that it’s nearly been a month since I’ve been in Ecuador. I’ve gotten comfortable with my host family and have even introduced them to…

08 January, 2020

Day 1: First Day at Stanford

To give you guys an idea of what I am doing right now, I am at my desk in my dorm room typing this journal out. No one showed up in my room, so I think I don’t have a roommate. Not having a roommate isn’t actually that bad. As I am an introvert when…

28 August, 2019

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Aya Cortez