Itzel Guillen



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Hello, my name is Itzel Guillen. I am a graduate of Rio Grande High School, and a freshman at UNM. I am a participant in the FYRE (First Year Research Experience) program.

FYRE gave me the opportunity to work more on a project that I participated in while I was in high school: RAPS. My research interest is the response of adults who were part of the project.

As a freshman, finding a mentor can be hard. Many students need more experience, but there may not be many open opportunities. For my mentor, I contacted Courtney FitzGerald at the UNM PRC. I met Courtney through the RAPS project while I was in high school.

For FYRE, I wanted to work with RAPS project data. I was able to do this with Courtney as my mentor.

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