Carlos Olivo2


Carlos joins the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University in 2015. Since then, he has been teaching for the general chemistry program and advising first year and transfer students. Carlos grew up in a small town on the southeastern corner of Puerto Rico. He is half Cuban, half Puerto Rican. As a person, he is passionate for cooking, reading about natural history and watching TV. He also used to play the flute. As a scholar, he likes to research in chemical education and environmental toxicology, focusing on waterborne contaminants that affect human and animal health.

He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2001 and his master’s degree in environmental science in 2003 from Universidad del Turabo in Gurabo, PR. Later, he received his doctorate in chemistry education in 2007 from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, and finished a PhD in history in Spring 2017. In his professional career, Carlos has served in several teaching and administrative roles, including working with TRIO programs, Honors students and developing curricula for pre-service science teachers. Previously to relocating to Colorado, he served as Associate Dean of Science at Universidad del Turabo from 2011 to 2015.