Student Experiences

“The Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) program has allowed me to venture into a career path that I am passionate about. During my time as a RISE student, I was not only challenged as a research scientist, but also as a student. The program instilled skills such as resilience and independence within myself and I personally feel that these are valuable skills for a scientist. Furthermore, Dr. Redway's guidance has helped me create and attain realistic goals for myself. Overall, I enjoyed my time in RISE and this program has been an essential factor in my undergraduate career and future graduate endeavors.”

- KeiAuyndria Edwards, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center, TX

KeiAuyndria Edwards


"The MBRS RISE program has taken my education to a whole new level. It has provided me with the experience and training I needed to comfortably pursuit a postgraduate education. Without the program I would not be in the career path I am in right now, and for that I am extremely grateful."

- Talia Guardia MD/PhD University of Maryland, MD

Talia Guardia


"I can't stress enough how important programs like MBRS RISE are for minority students such as myself. If it weren't for these programs many of us would never be exposed to research, and therefore hindering us from achieving our full potential as well rounded students."

- Raquel Peralta, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY 2013

Requel Peralta


"Before enrolling in the MBRS-RISE program, I was just a normal student with a good academic record. Thanks to the MBRS-RISE program, I graduated from Barry University with more than a good academic record. The program exposed me to research off campus, which helped me to develop new laboratory skills, activities such as poster presentations to enhance communication skills, and a variety of workshops relevant to my academic progress as a researcher. It was through the MBRS-RISE program that I was able to become a stronger candidate for the chemistry PhD program."

- Maria Perez, PhD Chemistry, University of Maryland- College Park, MD

Maria Perez


"I have been a part of an amazing program while being at Barry. The MBRS RISE program has helped me in developing my science skills and has broadened my perspectives of the biomedical world. I will forever be grateful for that experience."

- Maxime Jean, MD/PhD University of Rochester, NY

Maxime Jean