Scientist | Educator | Artist | Writer
My motivation for pursuing genomics is heavily interconnected with my passion for making STEM more accessible for individuals who have been historically excluded. I'm the co-founder of the Genome Sciences Association for the Inclusion of Marginalized Students (GSAIMS). Our overall goal is to provide support and connection to our communities so that we can thrive, identify mentors, and succeed as researchers.
Furthermore, I aim to use my platform to develop workshops and curricula centered on story-telling in science, and educational aspirations that affect me as a first-generation, non-binary, femme with lived experiences tied to the people and cultures of Yucatán, Michoacán, Jamundí, and Bogotá in the diaspora. As I work with communities with inherited trauma and resilience, I aim to continue to learn and engage in a way that is compassionate and accessible.
In my free time, I am also an artist and writer! I love utilizing different mediums from pen and ink to digital art to convey clean, simple, and engaging pieces that communicate beauty in science and nature. In some of my writing pieces, I plan to share some of my own lived experiences as I navigate STEM.
University of Washington Seattle
Ph.D. Genome Sciences
Data Science Track
B.S. Biochemistry, Minors: Computer Science and Spanish
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