Maelah Robinson-Castillo is a graduate of Centennial High School and participated in Project SEED in 2018. Under the guidance of Sandra Bonetti at Colorado State University-Pueblo, Maelah worked on a research project titled "Effects of Zn and Cu on Fungal Hydrolase Activities," as well as learned 23 new chemistry techniques. Maelah is pursuing a degree in Chemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Denver.
"In the future, I want to be a forensic scientist, I want to be a role model for other minority women looking to be a scientist, to be well known around the nation for what I have contributed to forensic science, to bring up new advancements and techniques towards forensic science, and help bring justice to victims by bringing evidence to there cases. To be able to foresee these goals, I want to have the opportunity to be work for the CIA or FBI as a forensic scientist. I also want to be able to have my own private lab one day in order to conduct research and in order to help cold cases."