Monserrat Martinez-Marin does not believe in doing things halfway. As a junior, she was nominated by her teachers and selected for the Rensselaer Medal, a premier merit scholarship awarded to one junior at each participating school for outstanding performance in math and science. The same year, she received more awards than anyone else in the school, for both academics and sports, ultimately making the All League First Team for softball. While these awards brought Monserrat a sense of accomplishment, the moment that brought her the most pride was when a community member thanked her for representing the Latinx community so well. Monserrat plans on a career in mechanical engineering and is passionate about breaking barriers as she continues to represent women of color in STEM.
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