Yara Aguilar is a junior at Jose Marti STEM Academy. She has conducted research since 2019 on various topics ranging from psychology to biomedical engineering to chemical engineering. Yara has been selected to present at prestigious science fairs such as the New Jersey City University symposium where she was one of two high school students chosen to present her project in front of graduate students. Throughout her endeavors in research, she has discovered her love to help others, leading her to pursue a career in the field of medicine. Her passion to assist has geared her to be the vice president of the Scientific Research club, a club for people interested in all kinds of research, and Ambassadors of Tomorrow, a club where underclassmen are paired with upperclassmen to build a healthy network within the community of the school. She is a charter member of both the Science National Honors Society and the Math National Honors Society at her school, where she provides tutoring for underclassmen. Yara strives to become a physician to give back to her under-resourced Hispanic community. She enjoys drawing and reading in her free time.