Co-founder; Executive Co-Director
Olivia is a neuroscientist and graduate student studying in the lab of Neurogenetics & Behavior at Rockefeller University, supervised by Dr. Leslie Vosshall. She co-founded Cientifico Latino in 2016 after realizing how obscure the path to succeeding in STEM graduate school applications is without information and mentorshp. She is passionate about making science accessible to anyone who is curious.
For her doctoral thesis, she investigates contact chemosensation in mosquitoes and the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the efficacy of insect repellents, including DEET. Previously, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience & Behavior at Barnard College of Columbia University, and then worked as a research technician in the lab of Nobel prize winner Dr. Eric Kandel.