I am a qualitative researcher, skilled writer, storyteller, and creative thinker. I am interested in making science and technology genuine contributors to social and environmental justice, especially in relation to public health, biomedicine, and the environment. Drawing on an interdisciplinary background in biology (BSc), biotechnology (MSc), and science communication (Graduate Diploma), I did an MA in Science & Technology Studies (AKA Science, Technology and Society or STS), and I am completing PhD studies in the same field. In addition to research and administrative experience in biomedical research institutions, I have worked for science museums and practiced scientific journalism.
My doctoral research is concerned with public health regulations, therapeutic technologies, medical practices, and biomedical knowledge production in contexts of war and post-conflict scenarios. Specifically, my dissertation is an ethnography that explores a vector-borne disease called leishmaniasis and its entanglements with the armed conflict, as well as the aspirational logics of peace in the Colombian context.
Skills include writing and grant writing; editing; oral communication; research and information gathering; analytical and critical thinking; community-based participatory research; project design and management; journalism; curation and design of exhibitions; event organization; English, Spanish, French, and German; cross-cultural competency.