Member Spotlight

Caroline Guerra

Student researcher and developer
The Community School of Naples
AWIS member since 2022

 

“I now recognize that the value of research is not necessarily the results but the process itself.”

Headshot of Caroline Guerra

Describe an amazing opportunity in your STEM career.

I recently interned with ReRoute Americas, a sustainable agave bioplastic company. I learned so much from this opportunity, while furthering my research on polylactic acid/banana peel fiber biocomposites and my interest in sustainable polymers.

What is your favorite word?

Perseverance

How do you define it?

I define perseverance as persistence in achieving success despite obstacles.

How has this word influenced or inspired your career?

Perseverance has shaped my growth mindset and allowed me to realize that healthy setbacks make the desired outcome much more rewarding. I now recognize that the value of research is not necessarily the results but the process itself.

How does AWIS impact your career journey?

AWIS builds confidence in young women like me to further our careers in engineering. I value being part of such a welcoming community that provides mentorship and advice in STEM fields.

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain for Life by Dr. David Perlmutter and Kristin Loberg.

Caroline Guerra is a student whose research focuses on transforming food waste—banana peels and corn husks—into innovative eco-friendly bioplastics. She is highly interested in the emerging field of materials science and engineering, particularly sustainable polymers. In her free time, she enjoys yoga and long walks on the beach.

1629 K Street, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006
Contact Us
(202) 827-9798

Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 23-7221574

LET'S CONNECT

© 2022 Association for Women in Science. All Rights Reserved.

© 2022 Association for Women in Science. All Rights Reserved.