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Let’s talk about the gender gap on Women’s Day
Blog post for the Science Diplomacy Network in Latin America and the Caribbean (DiploCientifica) during 2021 International Women's Day, discussing the impact of COVID-19 on women in science and the role we have played during the pandemic
(English version) (Spanish version)
Mar 2021




The Power of Advocacy as a Force to Generate Changes in Science
Column for the Puerto Rico Science Policy Action Network (PR-SPAN) blog (Ciencia Puerto Rico)
(English version) (Spanish version)
Nov 2019


H.R. 1709-Scientific Integrity Act
Policy Alert for PR-SPAN blog (Ciencia Puerto Rico)
(English version) (Spanish version)
Jun 2019

Establishing Bridges through Science Diplomacy: The Experience of a Puerto Rican Scientist in Egypt
Column for PR-SPAN blog (Ciencia Puerto Rico)
(English version) (Spanish version)
Apr 2019

Challenges of being a Latina Scientist: Embracing your Culture
Column for Ciencia Puerto Rico as part of the Yale Ciencia Academy
(English version) (Spanish version)
Nov 2017


Research and Mentoring: The International Experience of a Borinqueña
Column for Ciencia Puerto Rico as part of the Yale Ciencia Academy
(English version) (Spanish version)
Jan 2014

Selected Media Appearances

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AAI Trainee Poster Award 2020 Recipients and AAI Minority Scientist Travel Award 2020 Recipients
AAI Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii (canceled)
(Trainee Poster Award) (Minority Scientist Travel Award)
May 2020













Radio and Podcast

Luz at "Manos a la tierra" Radio Show
Interview about the public policy initiative PR-SPAN and its role during the COVID-19 pandemic in Puerto Rico. Transmitted through WIPR am and Tunein Radio
Aug 2020

Luz at "El Desahogo del Mediodia" Radio Show
Interview about COVID-19. Transmitted through ACTIVA 1520 am and WQBS 870 am
Mar 2020

Luz at "In a Perfect Policy" Podcast by CaSP UW-Madison
Interview with the Catalysts for Science Policy Organization (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Nov 2019

Facebook Live and Youtube

“Primer Aniversario DiploCientifica”
Panel about women in science diplomacy as part of the first anniversary of the Science Diplomacy Network in Latin America and the Caribbean (DiploCientifica)
Aug 2021

“De inmunóloga a comunicadora científica: recorriendo el mundo a través de la ciencia”
Seminar about my career trajectory, science communication, science policy, and science diplomacy efforts with the organization "NeuroBoricuas UPR-Cayey"
Mar 2021

“#CuidateCuidamePR​: Conceptos básicos sobre las vacunas de COVID-19”
Panel about basic concepts regarding COVID-19 vaccines. This conversation is part of "Cuídate, Cuídame", an educational campaign about COVID-19 created by Mercy Corps, Puerto Rico Public Health Trust, and Ciencia Puerto Rico. Sign interpreters included
Feb 2021

“Más allá de la biología de las vacunas contra COVID-19”
Interview about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination campaigns in Puerto Rico with "Vistazo a la Ciencia"
Feb 2021

“Luz Cumba (@scitopia) te invita a vacunarte”
Video clip in collaboration with the science blog “Nibö” to motivate the community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine
Jan 2021

“¿Cuáles son los ingredientes de las vacunas de COVID-19?”
Video clip explaining the ingredients of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This clip is extracted from the panel “La vacuna para todos... en arroz y habichuelas”, organized by PRSPAN members
Jan 2021

“La vacuna para todos... en arroz y habichuelas”
Panel organized by PRSPAN members about the COVID-19 vaccines
Dec 2020

A Year in Review - The National Science Policy Network 2019-2020
Promo video for the National Science Policy Network (NSPN) highlighting their initiatives and programs, including my participation as a fellow of the SciPol Scholars Program and the Professional Development Fund
Nov 2020

“De cara a las elecciones 2020: ¿Para qué votar? y ¿Qué debes saber?”
Video prepared by members of PRSPAN about how and why it is important to vote for the Puerto Rico elections. This video is part of the initiative "Visibility and awareness for the 2020 elections" sponsored by Ciencia PR, Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), and Science Rising
Oct 2020

“COVID-19: De la respuesta inmunológica a la ruta de la vacunación”
Interview about COVID-19 with the Colombian educational organization "Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA)"
Sep 2020

“Cómo el COVID-19 ha influenciado nuestra manera de relacionarnos”
Interview about COVID-19 and my career trajectory with “Erika Michael Talks” blog
Jul 2020

“Aprendamos más sobre el COVID-19”
Webinar about COVID-19 for science major students from the “Medicine, Education & Development for Low-Income Families Everywhere (MEDLIFE)” Movement
Jun 2020

"Tratamientos actuales contra infecciones severas por COVID-19"
"Interferones y tormenta de citoquinas: Respuesta inmunológica a la COVID-19"
Video series about COVID-19 in collaboration with the science blog “Nibö”
May 2020

“Hablemos del COVID-19 con los niños”
Webinar about COVID-19 for third graders from the XXI Century School Abelardo Díaz Morales in Caguas, PR
May 2020

“Recorriendo el mundo como científica boricua a través de la ciencia”
“Scientists Online at Service” talk. Seminar about my career trajectory to Puerto Rican girls enrolled in the “Seeds of Success” Program from Ciencia Puerto Rico
Apr 2020

“Mitos y realidades sobre el COVID-19”
Interview with “Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)” organization about COVID-19
Apr 2020

“Se Rascó Así: ¡El Happy Hour! Episodio #74”
Interview about COVID-19
Mar 2020

National Science Policy Symposium (NSPN) Promo Video 2018-2019

Luz Cumba Garcia for the Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP)
Video series to promote the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) NSP Program
Jul 2019

Luz Cumba Garcia at the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) StoryBooth 2018
May 2018

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