NIHAmarilys Mercado-Robles currently serves as a Senior Auditor in NIH’s Division of Financial Advisory Services (DFAS). Amarilys graduated in 2009 from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Majoring in Accounting. Upon graduating, she began working in DFAS negotiating indirect cost rates for commercial companies. In 2014, she was appointed to a pilot program responsible for negotiating indirect cost rates with SBIR/STTR companies that receive NIH awards. While serving in this role Amarilys has developed expertise that are unique to the SBIR/STTR Companies.