Science Communicator & Trainer
Mónica grew up in rural Puerto Rico, surrounded by nature, catching lizards and with a cow in her backyard, which sparked her interest in all things biology. She earned her B.S. in Human Biology at the University of Puerto Rico in Bayamón, and her Ph.D. in Neurobiology at Harvard University. At iBiology, Mónica combines her expertise in science communication, and diversity and inclusion to produce professional development content and short videos featuring the work and lives of scientists from underrepresented backgrounds. She is also the coordinator for the Young Scientist Seminars, a science communication competition and workshop for PhD students and postdocs. Mónica is also the Director of Communications & Science Outreach for Ciencia Puerto Rico, a non-profit organization using social networks to improve public understanding of science, transform K-12 science education and support the career development of young scientists.