Grecia Odalis Rivera Palomino

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My name is Grecia Rivera and I am from Peru. I am the first generation-student in my family, who was awarded for the Sweden government with a scholarship to attend college. I studied in Zamorano University (Honduras), earning a B.S. in Food Science and Technology (2015). While I was an undergraduate student, I worked at University of Arkansas as an intern. There, I found public health a remarkably wide interesting topic to approach. Currently, I work as a research scientist at Duke University in the Biomedical Engineering Department. My research is very wide and mainly related to Covid-19, droplet organoids generation, human microbiome, and stem cells. Experiencing firsthand that tools and information are often a lack, I joined Cientifco Latino to spread both between underrepresented minorities. Outside the lab, I like dancing, running, playing Switch, hanging out with friends, and hiking.

Grecia Odalis Rivera Palomino