Prior to arriving in the United States from his native Colombia on as a 2011 Fulbright International Science & Technology Fellow, Pablo García-Herreros was a teaching and research assistant at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. He received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and Master’s in the same field from the same university. As a teaching assistant, he led sessions in Optimization of Chemical Processes. As a researcher, he focuses on the optimization field designing distillation systems for the production of fuel grade ethanol.