Krystinna Arevalo is a senior at Jose Marti STEM Academy. She holds numerous leadership positions in her school including president of the Girls Power in STEM club, president of her school’s Science National Honor Society, secretary of the Brain Bee club, and treasurer of the National Social Studies Honor Society. Since her freshman year, she has devoted herself to conducting research through her school’s program and now as a research intern at Rutgers University through the American Chemical Society (ACS). She has conducted research on the actin cytoskeleton and artificially engineered skin tissue. Krystinna’s dedication has led her to achieve numerous accolades including first place in the ACS High School Research Poster Session, first place in the Real World Connections Leadership Boot Camp where she designed a website to help children with learning disabilities maximize their learning potential, and a silver medal in the STEM Showcase for the Regional International Science and Engineering Fair. Krystinna is passionate about neurological health and hopes to become a physician-scientist to help children with neurological diseases in underserved communities around Latin America.