Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer
Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer is the vice-director for Ciencia Puerto Rico, a Yale-based non-profit organization that leverages a social networking platform to connect a geographically-dispersed Hispanic scientific community and to engage them with social impact initiatives in science outreach, communication and education. She is also science outreach program manager with iBiology, a UCSF-based non-profit that engages the world's leading biologists to produce educational open-access videos in topics in biology, science education, policy and beyond. She holds a PhD in neurobiology from Harvard University. As an outreach scientist, Monica is focused on building bridges between those who are doing research and those who may benefit from it. She has spoken extensively about the impact of access to information on this work. In 2013, the Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS) awarded Monica the Paul Shin Memorial Award, which recognizes the unsung heroes of scientific communication. She is passionate about making science available to everyone.