Bright Stars alumni Mirelys Méndez hopes to excel in the world of mechanical engineering. This year she graduated from the Josefa Vélez Bauza High School in Peñuelas, where she has garnered several achievements, such as:

  • Completing the STAR Academy of the Arecibo Observatory with the highest honors.
  • Getting considered by Questbridge
  • Winning first place in the Ponce Regional Science Fair in the Physics and Astronomy category
  • Becoming a STEM ambassador for the Semillas del Triunfo de Ciencia PR Program.

She was accepted into three summer programs at the prestigious Stanford, MIT, and Yale universities. Thanks to her focus, work, and discipline, she was accepted at institutions such as: Stanford, Pomona College, UC Davis, UC Merced, and the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. She has selected Stanford University.

“The Kinesis Foundation has helped me achieve my goals in many ways. His teachers are excellent and whenever I needed help, they provided me with it and even gave me tutorials to reinforce different skills. Thanks to Kinesis, I was able to obtain six Microsoft certifications in which I learned to use the necessary tools to be successful during my course in high school and early in college,” shared Méndez.

We believe in her great potential, and we wish Mirelys a lot of success!