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Keynote Lecturer: Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer
I grew up in rural Puerto Rico, surrounded by nature, catching lizards and with a cow in my backyard, which sparked my interest in all things biology. I am a bilingual (Spanish and English) scientist-turned-communicator and tap into my training (a PhD in neurobiology), personal background, and culture (a woman from a working class community in Puerto Rico) to engage historically underserved and overlooked audiences, especially to Puerto Ricans and Latinxs, with science.
Among many other roles, I currently serve as the Director of Communications and Science Outreach for Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), a non-profit and global community of more than 13,000 scientists, students, educators, and allies creating social impact in Puerto Rico and have been very active in this role in Puerto Rico during the COVID-19 pandemic.