Alicia Santiago

Gaithersburg, MD, US
Field of Work 
STEM Education
 
Developmental Neurobiology
Company 
Twin Cities Public Television
Job Title or "Student" 
Latino Outreach Specialist
Education 
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México/University of California, Davis
Degree 
Cell and Developmental Biology
Education Level 
PhD
Profile Biography 
I am a scientist that has devoted most of my career to research in biology. I earned my B.S. in Biology from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City, where I was born and raised. I later moved to the U.S. to pursue a Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology form the University of California, Davis. I worked as a research scientist for several years until I moved to Washington D.C. in 2007 when I became interested in informal science education. Since then, I have been involved in the development, implementation, and delivery of innovative science education and community outreach programs for the Latino Community.

I have been able to discover, experience, and explore science! It has been a fascinating and rewarding experience that has strengthened my motivation and interest in reaching out to the Latino Community and engaging the public in science and promoting science literacy.
Interests 
Working outdoors, Pets, Reading, Travel, Other
Race & Ethnicity 
Hispanic or Latino
Level of Participation 
Online role model
My Experience 
I am a new Role Model.
Availability 
No Preference
Resources 
Hands-on activities for students, Identifying other role models
Program Affiliation 
NGCP Collaborative FabFem, Other
Other Program Affiliation 
SciGirls
Other Interests 
Beekeeping

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