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Health, Climate and the Environment in Latin America and the Caribbean
Chapter on “One Health” and science diplomacy to address the consequences of climate change for the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) and Latinoamérica21 (L21) health, climate, and environment compendium (Pages 12-14)
(English version) (Spanish version)(Portuguese version)
May 2024

Recommendations for a science diplomacy strategy for the safeguarding of the Amazon
With the support of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) and the Science Diplomacy Network in Latin America and the Caribbean (DiploCientifica), this white paper provides policy recommendations to protect the Amazon
(English version) (Spanish version)
Mar 2024

“One Health” as a pillar of the Loss and Damage Fund
Column for Latinoamérica21 (L21) about how science diplomacy and One health can help mitigate non-economic losses and damages caused by climate change
(English version) (Spanish version)(Portuguese version)
Feb 2024

Panama Declaration - Science Diplomacy in the Americas: Addressing Global Challenges
Joint statement on the advancement of science diplomacy in Latin America and the Caribbean issued during the science diplomacy workshop organized by the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) and SENACYT in Panama City, Panama
(English version) (Spanish version)
Oct 2023

Overview of the 26th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change: Implications for Scientific Research
Summary article prepared and translated by Lewis-Burke Associates, LLC about the COP26 meeting for the Science Diplomacy Network in Latin America and the Caribbean (DiploCientifica) blog
(English version) (Spanish version)
Jan 2022

Let’s talk about the gender gap on Women’s Day
Blog post for 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


Radio and Podcast

Luz at "¡Qué es la que hay!" radio show
Interview on Radio Isla 1320 AM's "¡Qué es la que hay!" show, discussing my journey in science diplomacy, public policy, and biomedical sciences within the segment "Ciencia Boricua". My intervention begins at minute 24:00
Mar 2024

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, Youtube, and Other Media

Science in careers in foreign affairs
Featured on the U.S. Department of State's Hispanic and Latin Employee Council of Foreign Affairs Agencies (HECFAA) YouTube channel. In this video, I share my journey as a scientist working in foreign affairs
Jun 2024

Navigating multicultural advocacy and diplomacy: Insights from a scientist turned policy advocate
National Science Policy Network (NSPN) webinar about my career journey at the intersection of science, policy, and diplomacy
Feb 2024

Dra. Luz M. Cumba García | GET by STEM UPR Ponce
Video created by the student organization GET by STEM from University of Puerto Rico Ponce Campus about my career trajectory
May 2023

STPF on its 50th Anniversary + A class photo montage
Featured in the video celebrating the 50th anniversary of the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
Feb 2023

Ethics in Science Communication During the Misinformation Era: Lessons Learned
Invited speaker at the Tigers for Inclusion, Diversity, and Ethics (TIDE) 2022 Conference held in Clemson University, SC. I discussed my journey through science, science communication, science policy, and science diplomacy
Mar 2022

"8vo Cafecito con STEAM y una Pizca de Vistazo"
Interview with the organizations "Vistazo a la Ciencia" and "STEAM 100X35" about my science communication, science policy, and science diplomacy efforts
Jan 2022

"Hablemos de diplomacia científica con Luz Cumba García"
Interview with the Science Diplomacy Network in Latin America and the Caribbean (DiploCientifica) about one of my articles regarding women in science diplomacy and gender equality
Jan 2022

Tiny but Mighty: Decoding Brain Tumors with Extracellular Vesicles
iBiology Share Your Research video seminar about my thesis project in glioblastoma (GBM) extracellular vesicles (EVs)
Dec 2021

NSPS Panel: The Unspoken Public Health Crisis: Environmental Epidemiology
Moderator for "The Unspoken Public Health Crisis: Environmental Epidemiology" panel at the 2021 National Science Policy Network (NSPN) Symposium
Nov 2021

Immunologist Visits FHSU Campus
Interview with Tiger Media Network highlighting my visit to Fort Hays State University as invited speaker, where I talked about science communication and my career trajectory with Hispanic students
Oct 2021

“Primer Aniversario DiploCientifica”
Panel about women in science diplomacy as part of DiploCientifica's first anniversary celebration
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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