Yaihara Fortis Santiago
Dr. Yaihara Fortis Santiago is the director of the Science Alliance, the professional development branch of the New York Academy of Sciences. Yaihara develops and implements innovative workshops, seminars and courses that provide early career scientists with a range of skills that will be essential for all careers. Yaihara also works closely with the career development offices at many of Science Alliance partner Institutions, as well as with the student and postdoc led organizations to consolidate resources and implement new ideas for professional development programming.
Dr. Fortis obtained her bachelors’ from the University of Puerto Rico and her doctorate from Brandeis University. Her doctoral work explored the role of multisensory integration in taste processing. In 2014, she completed the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science and Technology Policy Fellowship at the National Science Foundation. In 2004, Yaihara participated in the Leadership Alliance SREIP program at Columbia University.