Leilany Casillas is joining us at Makerlog as a blog storyteller and research intern! This is her formal welcome to the maker community. 💚

Hello there! My name is Leilany V. Casillas. I am majoring in industrial microbiology at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez and hope to one day become a surgeon.

You may be wondering, what is an aspiring doctor doing at Makerlog? Honestly, I don't know anything about coding. I once tried a Moana game at Hour of Code (https://hourofcode.com/us) and failed to get Moana’s ship to its destination. I also do not consider myself an entrepreneur; I am more of a researcher. One thing that entrepreneurs and researchers have in common is the fact that we seek to find creative ways to improve the world.

A random fact about myself is that I love buying unnecessary items on Amazon. The other day I saw a glass nail file. Is it unnecessary? Yes. Did that stop me from buying it? Well, it was supposed to arrive on August 7...

Another fact about myself is that I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, diagnosed when I was 17 years old. If asked, I will lecture you on what it is and why it is wrong to romanticize it. I also love musicals and theater in general; I am a big fan of books and a firm believer in getting out of your comfort zone to explore and learn about other fields.

But that is enough about me; now I want to hear from you. I want to listen to your stories and make sure that your voice is heard.

And that's what I'm doing at Makerlog.

You can follow me on Twitter here and stay up to date on my writings!