Dr. Roberto Munoz-Alicea: I grew up in Humacao, Puerto Rico.
I obtained my B.S. in computational mathematics at University of Puerto Rico, Humacao. During that time, I spent a couple of summers at Cornell University, where I did research in mathematical biology. I also spent one semester in California as an exchange student at California State University, Northridge.
When I was 23, I moved to Boulder, Colorado, where I completed my M.S. in applied mathematics in 2003. After that, I moved to Denver and worked at Metropolitan State University of Denver and a Front Range Community College. After a few years teaching, I decided to go back to graduate school at Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins. I obtained my Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2013. I worked as an advisor and instructor at CSU for a few years, before accepting my current position at Laramie County Community College.
I am also a musician. My main instrument is the flute, and I play jazz and classical music. I also enjoy photography. I love going to the mountains and taking pictures of scenery and wild life, especially in the fall.