(Smithtown, NY)…At a recent General Meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature, Legislators Rob Trotta and William R. Spencer congratulated Katie Sierra of Northport on being chosen as one of the top 300 Regeneron Science Scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search. Her science research project entitled the “Effects of Multiple Stressors on Survivorship and Growth in Juvenile Nytilus edulis” met the mandatory standards for selection in this prestigious contest. Katie did her research at Stony Brook University under the guidance of Doctors Padilla and Rosa.
Katie is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate and a National Merit Finalist who will be attending Harvard University. As a Girl Scout, she earned the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards for her community service projects. She also excels in music and is a New York All-State harpist, flutist and piccolo player. Katie is an officer with the school’s Marching Band, co-president of the National Honor Society and a recipient of the 2018 Student Achievement Award from the Town of Huntington, Office of Minority Affairs, as part of its annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.
“I am extremely impressed by all that Katie has accomplished by the age of 17 and wish her great success at Harvard and with her future endeavors. I am proud that she lives in my legislative district and is such an asset to her community,” said Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta.
Pictured at the Legislature are from left: Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta, Katie’s mother, Maureen Sierra, Katie Sierra, her father, Camilo Sierra and Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer.