I grew up in a small town in the South of Panama, in an English/Spanish environment as my father was an English teacher, whereas my mother was a teacher of Spanish and other subjects. As a result, I spoke pretty good English very early in my life, which made me a bit of an oddity in my School where fellow student were struggling to learn this language.
I have always been interest in Natural Sciences and enjoyed explaining science to anyone who would listen. After High School, I went on to become a biologist, and started a career in basic research working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Here, I built my scientific base, learning about evolution at the level of DNA in various organism, including bees, snails, and spiny rats. After a bit more than three years I decided to do Graduate Studies and went on to the University of Minnesota to pursue a Master of Science.
I entered the world of journalism by pure chance, answering a request for science writers at an European Science magazine called Lab Times, where I still work as a freelancer. My first article was published in February 22, 2011. I saved this publication for framing, as it marked a special moment in my life: the moment I realized I love writing. Since that first publication I engaged in as much science writing as I could. In 2011 alone I published 15 articles in Lab Times, and in 2012 I decided to write for new places.
As a result, in 2012 alone, I published more than 40 articles in a variety of places, including Lab Times, Science Now, New Scientist, The Lancet, Science News for Kids, The Pain Research Forum, The Munich Eye, GEN, and an invited article for the European Food Information Council. I have also served as a reviewer for PLoS One and Journal of Heredity, and I currently work as a freelance Academic Editor for Cactus Communications, where I edit articles aimed for peer-reviewed journals. I also have experience writing grants and peer-reviewed papers, since my time as a Bachelor student.
I currently work as Editor for The Munich Eye, where I am in charge of the Science and Technology section of the paper and online edition.
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