Margie Alvarez
Place Of Birth
Puerto Rico
Family heritage
Spain, Puerto Rico
Bio
I work as a computer and telecommunications specialist at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research at UPR-Cayey (2011-present). I've been involved in educational technology for more than 5 years, specifically in emerging technologies, teacher training and web development. As a computer specialist at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research, I've mentored a a chemistry student with the development of computer simulations using As3 language;. Also, developed a coding summer workshop for low-income k-6 students to explore computational thinking concepts, coding and computer skills. As a teacher, my clases are technology based on academic research skills and academic research field experience. As I am also finishing my doctorate in education, my thesis focuses on teachers experiences integrating computational thinking in the classroom in Puerto Rico.
Current job
Computer and telecommunications scpecialist
Why would you recommend exploring careers in science and technology to other Latina girls?
I think girls in general is an audience to which we must continue to guide and support so that they are interested in different careers. Science and technology have been areas that for years have been focused on boys. It is time for the girls to see that they have a lot to offer in these disciplines and that this is the time to create a significant change.

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