About

About

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I’m a science journalist for Spanish-speaking outlets in Colombia and USA. I write about biology, health, basic research, #OpenScience, science policy, science in Latin America and Europe and, lately, #COVID19 and #ClimateChange among other topics. Currently based in Italy, please find some examples of my work at the end of this text.

Briefly, this is what I do:

  • Science journalism: writing pieces on scientific issues for traditional media (English or Spanish). I am currently the editor of the science magazine “Divulgación Científica” of the Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá (English and Spanish) and I collaborate with Medscape en Español, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the Science Media Hub of the European Parliament.
  • Create science communication materials (for web, video, audio and printed formats) and organise outreach activities such as science cafes, seminars, talks, workshops, etc. I currently collaborate with Chaperone, the IAI and Latinoamérica 21 organising writing and science communication workshops.
  • Tailored communication strategies addressed to target both the general public or to especializad audiences. To name a few, I’ve  worked on the Impact / ‘Communication and Dissemination activities‘ sections for Horizon 2020 projects by creating, implementing and reporting (mid-term and final reports too) a communication strategy for the projects 4DHeart, ScienceSquared, CommHERE and EuroStemcell.

My work in science communication is to help scientists to communicate their research to lay and specialised audiences. I propose a clear 
and 
simple 
way 
of 
showing and communicating 
the 
results and the science behind the research. I help to identify the key aspects to be told, create and develop a story and, finally, measuring its impact.

To do this I 
work 
closely 
with scientists, press offices, marketing and communication managers, IT teams, journalists and media producers, agencies, designers and programmers, 
to 
carry 
out 
the
 production 
and 
editorial 
phases 
of 
the 
projects.

Outreach activities (science cafes, webinars, online conferences)

Conference: “Una apropiada divulgación científica para científicos“. Jointly developed by the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) – 22nd September 2022.

Conference: “Desafíos y soluciones para una apropiada divulgación científica“. Jointly developed by the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) and Latinoamérica 21 – 9th November 2021

Webinar:Manuscript Writing and Publication” for researchers from Portuguese-speaking African countries. Organised by Chaperone and sponsored by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.  2021 and 2022 Editions

Conference: “Vela Oceànica i Ciencia: un binomio win-win” Ciclo de Conversaciones Oceánicas de la Fundació per la Navegació Oceànica Barcelona (FNOB) y el Museu Marítim de Barcelona (video) – 21 January 2021

Webinar: “What does being a science communicator mean?” with the Spanish Scientists in Belgium (CEBE). June 3rd, 2020

Video:Ciencia en Belgica Cap 2: Virólogos” (with english subtitles). With Joan Martí Carreras, a PhD student in virology at the REGA Institute of KU Leuven with Dr. Piet Maes.

Video: Ciencia en Bélgica: ciencia, innovación y tecnología hechas Bélgica en español para todo el mundo” (with english subtitles). This series is about science, innovation, and technology made Belgium in Spanish for the whole world. Follow #SPreadScience in Twitter

Live conference: El coronavirus está aquí, ¿y ahora, qué? – With physician and microbiologist Emmanuel André from KULeuven at the Instituto Cervantes in Brussels. POSTPONED! MARCH 11th in Brussels

Live conference: Bioética. ¿Acortar la vida o acortar la muerte? – With Jacqueline Herremans, president of the “Association pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité”; doctor Marc Desmet, member of the Jesuit order & Marie Nagy, member of the parliament & co-author of the law of euthanasia in 2003. At the Instituto Cervantes in Brussels. POSTPONED! MARCH 11th in Brussels

Other previous events with the Communications team at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG):

Please feel free to contact me if you need a journalistic piece, a science communication strategy or to moderate an event (either in Spanish or English).
Articles:
Medscape en Español:

Examples of Press Releases and scicomm examples from institutions:

Examples of interaction Art-Science:

Affiliations:

In the roles of press officer, science communicator and responsible for outreach activities, project manager, editor, journalist and translator, I have worked with:

Embajada de España Spain Arts & Culture             

CEBE

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And collaborated with:
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Max-Planck-Gesellschaft         embl-logo        Logo_Inserm

Please see more detailed examples of my work and education in my Linkedin profile. 

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