Past News & Events

Panelist at #InclusiveSciComm

September  27, 2019


Shared my perspectives on communicating science in Spanish at a panel on best practices for inclusive science communication on social media during the InclusiveSciComm Symposium at the University of Rhode Island.

Featured on the Forbes website

September  22, 2019

Journalist Andrew Wight wrote a really nice piece on the story behind my crocheted microbes and my experience using them this summer to teach students with Clubes de Ciencia - Colombia in my hometown. The article is titled "How Do You Tell Colombian Kids A Science Yarn? With Crochet!".  

Selected an AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador

September 9, 2019


It is an honor to have been selected as an AAAS IF/THEN® Ambassador by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Lyda Hill Philanthropies to share my story and serve as a high-profile role model for middle-school girls. Read the announcement

Visited collaborators in Guatemala

July 15-18, 2019


I traveled to Guatemala to visit our collaborators at CeSSIAM. Hosted by Drs. Noel Solomons & Gabriela Montenegro, I  got the chance to share our results on our project on geographical differences of gut microbiota composition at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala in Guatemala City  and Universidad Mesoamericana in Xela. 

Named Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow

January 2019

I'm excited to share that I have been selected as 1 of 8 Fellows in the second cohort of the Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship. This Fellowship supports my work developing models to study the interactions between the gut microbiome and the extracellular matrix in inflammatory bowel disease.