Monte Fernandez

Global Challenge: Advancing health informatics

Along with my love for science and math, I have a great interest in pursuing an understanding of the complex historical, political and economic realities shaping my communities and beyond."

Bio:

I was born and raised in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. I am a rising sophomore at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, concentrating in computer science. This past summer I was a TA for Prep for Prep’s Institute for Entrepreneurship, a five-week intensive summer program for promising students of color focusing on technology and business. During this experience I had the opportunity to apply my computer science knowledge in a practical way and explore my interest in teaching. Outside of academics I have always been very involved with sports, whether it be participating in school athletic teams, traveling throughout the U.S. and Spain playing soccer, shooting hoops around the city, or watching the big game on the weekend. Math and science were my favorite subjects throughout highschool, but after experiencing first hand the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and witnessing the faulty public systems which cost thousands of lives, my passion for innovation in health informatics was developed.