Welcome to CienciaPR, an expert and resource network for all who are interested in science and Puerto Rico.
I grew up in rural Puerto Rico, catching lizards and with a cow in her backyard, which sparked my interest in all things biology. A PhD scientist-turned-communicator, I tap into my professional and cultural backgrounds, and use storytelling, science communication, community-building and mentoring to make science more equitable and inclusive. I lead communications and outreach for CienciaPR, a global community of more than 10,000 scientists, students, educators, and allies democratizing science, supporting the career development of underrepresented young scientists, and transforming science education and training in Puerto Rico. I also work with the non-profit iBiology, leading science communication trainings and producing video stories called “Background to Breakthrough” which explores the intersection of the culture, identity, and research of underrepresented scientists. I earned my B.S. in Human Biology at the University of Puerto Rico in Bayamón, and my Ph.D. in Neurobiology at Harvard University.
Ciencia Puerto Rico is a non-profit organization based at Yale University that leverages a social networking platform to connect a geographically-dispersed scientific community and engage them with social impact initiatives in science outreach, communication and education.
iBiology is a non-profit organization based at the University of California in San Francisco that engages the world's leading biologists to produce educational open-access videos in topics in biology, science education, policy and beyond.
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