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Yanitza Rodríguez

Assistant Workshop Coordinator

Yanitza was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Physiology at Yale University, working under Dr. Rachel Perry. Her research focuses on ovarian metabolism and its hormonal regulation, particularly in relation to obesity and overall systemic effects. She aims to develop strategies to delay reproductive aging, thereby reducing the pressure on early conception for individuals with female reproductive systems.

She has received prestigious awards such as Yale’s President’s Public Service Fellowship and the Dean’s Emerging Scholars Research Award. Yanitza is committed to women's health research and the empowerment of female scientists. She also participates in outreach programs like Científico Latino’s GSEC, where she organizes workshops to support graduate students.

Yanitza Rodríguez
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