Grecia Odalis Rivera Palomino
Digital Experience Volunteer
Grecia Rivera is a first-gen student from Peru. She was awarded a full scholarship by the Sweden government to attend Zamorano University (Honduras), where she earned a B.S. in Food Science and Technology. In 2018, she joined Duke University as a researcher, where she worked with Covid-19, 3D organoids and stem cells. Grecia was a GSMI mentee for the cycle 2022 and got accepted into graduate school. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus in the department of Microbiology. Her research focuses on how disrupting the interactions between the gastrointestinal tract and bacteria triggers colorectal cancer and IBD. As an underrepresented minority in STEM, she has experienced hardships and lack of opportunities. Therefore, she joined Cientifico Latino to make opportunities available and help other students to thrive in their scientific journey. Grecia loves dancing, running long distances, and hanging out with friends.