The CienciaPR staff continues to grow! We want to officially welcome Elvin Estrada, who during joined the Ciencia Puerto Rico team as Educational Programs Specialist and Social Media Coordinator, this March.
Elvin received his bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences from Interamerican University and a master's degree in Biotechnology from the Pontificial Catholic University of Puerto Rico. He has more than 4 years of experience in the areas of scientific research and digital marketing. Before joining the CienciaPR staff, Elvin worked as a biologist in the Department of Medical Entomology of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in a research project aimed at to the prevention of the transmission of the Zika virus.
Since the beginning of his undergraduate studies, Elvin has been passionate about improving scientific education in Puerto Rico, which motivated him to become involved with CienciaPR in 2013. Before joining our staff, Elvin was part of the CienciaPR Team as volunteer social media coordinator. As a volunteer, Elvin also participated as a science communicator, along with a group of volunteers, offering educational talks about science in schools around Puerto Rico. Recently, in November 2017, Elvin traveled to Uruguay to give talks and workshops on the role of science communication during natural disasters.
In addition to being passionate about science and education, Elvin is a sports fan, athlete and baseball player. He loves superhero movies, especially Batman.