Roxana Morton is a third-year Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering. Her research is in the materials modeling field, focusing on the design of high-entropy ceramics for sensor applications in Dr. Victor Vasquez's research group. Roxana was born and raised in Ensenada, Baja, California, Mexico, where she completed her B.S. in Industrial Engineering. Before arriving in Reno, she worked as a new product introduction project engineer for an American corporation with manufacturing sites across Mexico and the U.S. Although, as much as she enjoyed her time in the industry, she always dreamed of pursuing a Ph.D. to teach in higher education and pursue a career in product development.
As a fellow international student, Roxana has been participating with OISS as an international ambassador, serving as a tour guide for new students and assisting them in adjusting to the U.S. by providing support and sharing resources and information. She's always passionate about helping others, serving as a mentor, and getting involved in the community. As for her hobbies, as a very active individual, she enjoys physical activities like working out at the gym, dancing, skiing, yoga, and hiking.