We are delighted to share an interview with President-Elect, Maria Jose Alonso, PhD. Maria was recently awarded the CRS Founders Award and inducted to the CRS College of Fellows. Dr. Alonso is Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Her lab has pioneered numerous discoveries in the field of Nanopharmaceutical Technology and nanomedicine. She is the author of over 260 scientific contributions with more than 14,900 cites (H factor 68) and the inventor of 20 patent families. Prof. Alonso is also a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a member of three Academies in Spain and a member of the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM).