Wildelis Figueroa Rodríguez is a master's student in industrial pharmacy at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus. She is currently working with cyanobacteria and sargassum as sources for natural product isolation. She completed her bachelor's degree in Technology in Industrial Chemical Processes at the University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo Campus. During her baccalaureate she was working on the determination of heavy metals in aquatic plants, sediments and water located in Zanja Fría in the Caño Tiburones wetland. His previous academic training has given her knowledge in the areas of chemical processes and environmental chemistry.