PODCAST | AAAS 2018 Live: Empowering Communities through Science

Holly Summers
Jul 16, 2018

Holly Summers, a plant biologist and AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the Department of Agriculture, speaks more with MónicaFeliú-Mójer. Dr. Feliú-Mójeris a neurobiologist by training and director of communications and science outreach at Ciencia Puerto Rico, and associate director for diversity and communication training at iBiology. Here she discusses key events in her life that led her to pursue a career in science and to further seek out an opportunity with Ciencia Puerto Rico. Dr. Feliú-Mójer also discusses how empowering people through the scientific method and the use of critical thinking skills can help to create agents of change, which can dramatically impact how communities effectively deal with local problems.



Host: Holly Summers, Ph.D. Plant Biology
2017-2018 Executive Branch Fellow at the USDA

Mónica Feliú-Mójer, Ph.D., Neurobiology
Director of Communications & Science Outreach for Ciencia Puerto Rico;
Assoc. Director of Diversity & Communication Training for iBiology


Raleigh Martin, Ph.D., Earth and Environmental Science
2017-2018 Executive Branch Fellow at the National Science Foundation 

Co-Director and Executive Producer

Carlos Faraco, Ph.D., Neuroscience
2016-2018 Executive Branch Fellow at the National Institute of Justice

Image: Courtesy of Mónica Feliú-Mójer

Photo of Holly Summers, smiling.

Holly Summers

Holly is a plant biologist with an interdisciplinary background in pollination biology. 


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