Marie Liza Matos-Hernández is a Master Student from the Pharmaceutical Sciences Program at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus. She has a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Biology from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. She plans to pursue a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences and perform research in drug discovery geared towards human health and disease. Currently she researching different marine macro and micro algae such as sargassum and cyanobacteria. She also is interested in topics related to the Ecology, Environmental Conservation and Literature.