Monte Fernandez

  • B.S. in Computer Science


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."


Born and raised in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, I am now a Junior pursuing a BS in computer science at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. As a member of the GLASS program I have had the opportunity to grow professionally, academically, and as a leader. After a semester abroad at NYU Abu Dhabi, I completed an internship at PWC as a Technology Risk Consultant. This upcoming summer I am excited to be working with Sigma computing in their Software Engineering Summer Internship. Outside of growing professionally, one of my goals as a member of the GLASS cohort is to give back to my community. 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. For my GLASS project I have been working on a system that relies on machine learning to identify vulnerable communities in Puerto Rico during the aftermath of hurricanes. Other than health informatics, one of the ways I most enjoy giving back to my community is through education. In my roles as a TA for a coding and business summer camp with prep 4 prep, as a Dean Outreach Influencer at the NYU Center for K-12 STEM Education, and as an Opportunity Programs Tutor at NYU Tandon, I have gained first hand experience being a mentor and educator for a number of underrepresented students in STEM.