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York Alum Featured 'Forbes' Magazine

Headshot of Robert Fernandez

York Alum Robert Fernandez '13, who earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University earlier this year and is now in a Prestigious post-doctoral Program at Columbia University, supports under-represented Students through his co-founded mentorship program, Científico Latino. Dr. Fernandez is featured in a recent "Forbes" magazine article for his work through his non-profit.

"I learned what it meant to be a scientist, the importance of mentorship, and to have pride in sharing my undocumented story."  -Robert W. Fernandez, PhD

Dr. Fernandez, who recently completed his Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, says the organization helps students to enter and navigate STEM graduate school in the US. In the  Forbes article, Fernandez speaks on his 20-year journey as an undocumented immigrant and how mentorship changed his life. 

Robert Fernandez (left) at his Yale MB&B Thesis Defense on 3/3/20 taken at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT

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