Hi, my name is Bryan Castellanos. I’m a Sophomore at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University majoring in Aerospace Engineering and a member of the Men’s Soccer Team. I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico but I lived in Guadalajara, Mexico for the past 19 years.
I went through the first three years of Med School back at home but decided to drop out when I received an athletic scholarship to come to ERAU, after that, I spent one semester at New Mexico State University to smoothen the transition from a medical to an engineering environment.
For the last five semesters, I also acted as a biochemistry lab instructor at the University of Guadalajara, which I expect to continue doing this semester as they still haven’t returned to in-person classes. As a result of this activity, I became a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and spoke in some webinars regarding Lipids and Alcohol Metabolism.
My greatest interests are rocket propulsion and the effects that space travel has on the human body. Because of that, after graduation I want to go back to Med School and become a specialist in Aerospace Medicine. My lifelong goal is to turn myself into an Astronaut and be one of the first people to set foot on Mars.