London, United Kingdom
Having been a science enthusiast all my life, over a decade ago I crossed the Atlantic from my hometown in Costa Rica to study Biology at the University of Barcelona.
After completing my undergraduate studies I felt an even greater desire to share the wonderful and passionate world of science. I already knew why it was important to communicate science but I wanted to learn more about the how, since the responsible agents and the way in which new knowledge is disseminated are decisive in shaping society's opinions and attitudes towards science. I enrolled in a Master's degree in Science Communication to learn the keys to the generation, the management, and the transmission of scientific knowledge, followed by postgraduate studies in Online Journalism to better understand the Internet as means of social communication and an interactive and innovative medium for the production and consumption of information.
Currently, I am the scientific advisor at the Institute for Catalan Studies, the Catalan Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and have over seven years of experience in science communication, editing and translation and the organisation of science outreach activities.