For Hispanic Heritage month, the ReTOOL Program has decided to feature our young Hispanic/Latinx scientists as they embark on exciting careers. Today’s featured alum is Daniel Sola.
What are you currently studying/researching?
I am a current Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience Major with a minor in Chemistry.
Where are you studying/conducting research?
I am a current undergrad (Sophomore Year) at Florida State University. I did my first year at Florida International University.
Who is your science hero?
I would probably say one of my role models that I really looked up to that inspired me to pursue science and the medical field would be Dr. Ben Carson.
What does it mean to you to be a young Hispanic/Latinx scientist?
It means uniqueness. Nowadays, there are not a lot of Hispanic scientists doing cutting edge research. I want to change that. I want to be able to show that the Hispanic community is powerful and as good as any other ethnicity in the scientific world. Being able to level the playing field would mean everything to me.
What message would you like to send to young Hispanic/Latinx students interested in cancer research?
Never give up. Anyone has the ability to progress and be the best that they can be in their respective field. Cancer research is such a fascinating field and being able to find solutions and cures to such a disease that has killed millions of people is not only self-rewarding but great for the fate of humankind.
Do you have anything else you would like to add or mention?
Not at this time