Jose Santiago Enriquez graduated top ten in 2011 from Horizon High School. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Chemistry pursuing a masters/PhD degree in Chemistry, in the bioinorganic field. He is conducting research dealing with metal complexes for use in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (or MRI).
After graduation from Horizon High School, Enriquez attended the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) on a Presidential Excellence Scholarship, which was awarded to him due to his outstanding performance during high school. He majored in Biochemistry and received a B.S. in Biochemistry in May 2015 from UTEP earning cum laude honors.
“During high school my favorite classes were math (Algebra, Pre-Cal, and Cal), history and the sciences. I had great teachers that pushed me to do amazing and continue my career. My favorite teachers were Mr. Ramirez for history and social studies UIL coordinator, Mr. Amador for Calculus, Mr. Garcia for anatomy and AP-Biology, Mrs. Garcia for Algebra2 and Pre-Cal” said Enriquez.
During his time as an undergrad at UTEP, he participated in many organizations and received over 60 hours of community service with the American Chemical Society (ACS) serving as the executive director and the Internal Vice President. This was achieved by demonstrating different chemical experiments to schools around the El Paso area, including Ricardo Estrada Junior High, Clint Early College Academy, and Horizon High School.