Aquatic Ecology & Sustainability
About me: I was born in NY to two Argentine immigrants, grew up in Buenos Aires, and moved to Brooklyn as a teenager. After graduating from Cornell in 2010, I was the Program Officer for the Latin American and Caribbean Program at the Wildlife Conservation Society, based out of the Bronx Zoo. In the fall of 2012 I started a PhD in the Ecology and Evolution Department at the University of Chicago, but had a change of heart and moved to the Department of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology at Columbia University, where I completed my PhD in 2020. That same summer, I returned to Cornell as a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow. I am now a Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellow.
Values: Science has an unfortunate past, marked by gross inequities, many of which persist into today. As practicing scientists, we have a major role to play in correcting that past, and laying the ground work for a more equal and just future, in the practice of science as well as in the broader institutions we navigate. I believe that diversity, as the most inspiring feature of life, is central to both conducting better science and achieving a better society.
Soundcloud: dinosaur revival
Department of Public & Ecosystem Health
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