This August, our Ciencia Puerto Rico team welcomed two new members: Dayanna N. Seguí Moró, Benjamin (Ben) Runyon and Kevin Rubén Lebrón. Dayanna is the new Coordinator of L’Oreal For Girls In Science-Puerto Rico, where she will contribute to the development of skills in young Puerto Rican girls and help them become mentors for other girls in our Seeds Of Success program. On the other hand, Ben is our new Operations Coordinator, where he will be in charge of human resources and office administration, manage CienciaPR's finances, organizational policies, and more. Finally, Kevin will be working on the new outreach component of the Seeds Of Success program, which will include school visits, educational materials for educators, and more!
Welcome to the team, Dayanna, Ben and Kevin!
Dayanna N. Seguí Moró (she) is a natural of Isabela, she studied a bachelor's degree in Biology with emphasis in Biomedical at the University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla Campus. Dayanna was part of the first cycle of Seeds Of Success in 2015. That experience left a significant imprint on her professional trajectory showing her how her capabilities exceeded her expectations. Returning to the organization as a member of the team is a source of immense honor for her. Dayanna is excited to join the team to work on one of her passions: promoting science education. Her favorite hobby is playing volleyball.
Benjamin (Ben) Runyon (he) is a native of Michigan, has a B.A. from Bethel College (Indiana) in Social Science and Biblical Studies, an M.A. from Northeastern University (Boston) in Nonprofit Management and an MBA from Eastern University (Pennsylvania) in Urban Economic Development. Ben has 20 years of nonprofit management experience. He has worked with start-up organizations and was Vice President of Operations at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School and Corporate Work Study Program in Washington, DC. Benjamin has lived in places such as Indiana, Atlanta, Boston, Boston, Philadelphia, Costa Rica, Maryland (Metro Washington, DC), and Puerto Rico currently. He most enjoys going to the beach and snorkeling, playing basketball, reading books about social justice or mysteries, eating lechon and/or fried foods, and watching superhero or comedy shows and movies.
Kevin Rubén Lebrón (he), a native of Carolina, is a third year student of General Biology at the Ana G. Méndez University, Carolina campus. What motivates him to be part of Seeds Of Success is being able to academically help other students in the field of science. Prior to joining CienciaPR, she worked on the federal NSF-HSI-STEM project, where she participated in laboratory research activities with a focus on microalgae, and field trips. His long-term goal is to apply to medical school at the Medical Sciences Campus and become a general practitioner. He would also like to explore the specialties of neurology and cardiology. Kevin's favorite hobbies are movies, books, video games, going to the gym, and meditation.