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    I am a Seattle-based computational biologist, science communicator, and illustrator, holding a Ph.D. from UW Genome Sciences with a research focus in synthetic biology and microscopy technology development.


    Additionally, I lead workshops in science communication, illustration, and creative and technical writing at national conferences, biotech companies, and graduate training programs.


    I am also the owner of Melon x Heart Art Shop! My artwork involves a passion for both pastel and bold colors, playful shapes, and collage to explore themes of Latin American identity and folklore, biodiversity, science, queer life, and gender, with occasional forays into photography, riso printing, and zine making.


    When I'm not working on creative projects or talking about science, you can also find me exploring Seattle art markets, curating my primary-colored mixology kit, and enthusiastically recommending manga to friends.