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My experiences in science policy include alerting the public about federal and local policies that are relevant to science and Puerto Rico (PR) as a member of the “Puerto Rico Science Policy Action Network (PR-SPAN). In addition, I have received didactic training as a fellow of the AIMBE Public Policy Institute, the ASBMB Advocacy Training Program (ATP), and the NSPN SciPol Scholars-in-Residence (SPSR) Program. Next year, I will participate in the AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop. My experiences in science diplomacy include being a member of the Science Diplomacy Network in Latin America and the Caribbean and alumni of the AAAS Science Diplomacy and Leadership Workshop.

Publications, Op-Eds, and Policy Alerts

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

Media Appearances- YouTube

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

Media Appearances- Radio and Podcasts

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 "In a Perfect Policy" Podcast by CaSP UW-Madison
Interview with the Catalysts for Science Policy Organization (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Nov 2019
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Organized Webinars, Workshops, and Panels

“Diplomacia Científica en Chile y América Latina con la Dra. Johana Cabrera”
Webinar for PR-SPAN members about science diplomacy in Chile and Latin America with Dr. Johana Cabrera
Jul 2020

Scipol and SciDip Organizations

Science Policy: PR-SPAN

The Puerto Rico Science Policy Action Network (PR-SPAN) is an initiative of Ciencia Puerto Rico that seeks to alert about federal and local policies that are relevant to science and Puerto Rico, identify subject matter experts that can serve to inform these public policies, and train and motivate the scientific community to serve as advocates for transparency, independent and sustainable science, and evidence-based public policies. As a PR-SPAN member, I am in charge of managing the social media accounts, organize webinars, and contribute to the creation of policy alerts, blogs, and op-eds.
 

Science Diplomacy: DiploCientifica

The mission of the Science Diplomacy Network in Latin America and the Caribbean is generate awareness and knowledge about science diplomacy within the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, increase the visibility of the LAC region in the global arena of science diplomacy, and articulate a LAC community interested in science diplomacy. As a member of this organization, I work with the International Relationships Committee and the Communications Committee.

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