The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science is pleased to announce the 2022 recipient of the Golberg Scholarship, Jorge Torres, a pre-medical track student currently pursuing a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a minor in Healthcare Administration.
Torres said that this scholarship will enable him to excel academically and focus on his research.
Under the tutelage of Michelle Cavallo, Ph.D., Torres is working in the Tiny Research Lab where he is researching how to discover antibiotic producing bacteria from the soil, educate students about the antibiotic crisis and to engage students in original scientific research.
“I chose the Tiny Earth Lab because I want to bring awareness to the antibiotic resistance crisis,” Torres said. “I believe that bacterial antibiotic resistance is a world threat that is not well-known by the general public and will have devastating consequences in the future if it is not addressed soon.”
Torres is also active in student organizations. He serves as the Vice President for Global Medical Brigades and is part of the Fundraising Committee for Pre-Health Ambassadors.
“I am passionate about serving others, and with the help [Global Medical Brigades], I will be able to provide aid to underprivileged countries such as Honduras which I hope to visit in May,” he said.
After graduating from FAU, Torres said he aspires to attend medical school and become a physician.
The Golberg Scholarship supports students who need assistance by providing them the financial opportunity to earn their degree and successfully achieve their goals. The Golberg Scholarship was formed thanks to the generous contributions of Marla and Marvin Golberg, longtime Boca Raton residents who have been involved in government, education and the dental professional communities across South Florida.