Puerto Rico’s economic troubles offer opportunity for women
Ten years ago, Sheilla Torres Nieves left her home country of Puerto Rico to pursue her graduate degree in upstate New York.
Torres Nieves had chosen Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to earn her doctorate in mechanical engineering. It was a long way from home, but she wasn’t scared.
With her husband, also an engineering student, the two created a renewable energy technology company around their studies. Last year they decided to relocate the startup and return to San Juan.