Charluz Arocho, received her Bachelor of Animal Science with an associate degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez in 2016. In 2019 she received the Master of Science in Entomology from Texas A&M. Her master thesis research was on the interaction between a systemic acaricide and immunological control of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus. Charluz serves as a research specialist at the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, assisting with field research for arthropod-borne diseases, specifically those focused on the Cattle Fever Tick portfolio in the Institute. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate under Dr. Adela Oliva Chavez. Her research interest includes evaluating the effects of tick-pathogen-host interactions on the pathology of the disease. Charluz is also an avid traveler, insect collector, and hiker.