My name is María A. Roubert Pacheco, I am 25 years old. I’m from the most beautiful island, Puerto Rico. I study at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus in the Department of Natural Sciences with a major in environmental science. I love nature, and that’s why my favorite thing in the world is snorkeling in Puerto Rico’s beaches. My hobbies are going on road trips on my island, playing guitar, read and learning new things.
As I grew up in one of the country sides of the Island of Puerto Rico I was able to witness nature and to understand its major role in our species survival as well other’s. I am aware of the importance of conserving our natural resources and how the lack of it affects society. I am also aware that many species, including ourselves, are being affected by contamination, climate change, poor waste and water management, and loss of habitat because of excessive construction or bad planning. I am interested in these and many other environmental issues, most of all in promoting awareness about them. These concerns helped me make the decision to study Environmental Science and get involved in different community education based activities. I feel great love for nature, but especially I am really interested in geology, hydrology and coastal resource.