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Full Name
Greetchen Diaz
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Ciencia Puerto Rico
Job Title
Director, Science Education Program and Community Alliances
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Ciencia Puerto Rico
Bio

Greetchen Díaz is a scientist, educator, communicator and advocate for girls and women in STEM careers. Since her studies and throughout her professional career, she promotes these disciplines through projects and collaborations in education, communication, outreach and science policy. Greetchen, who is Director of the Science Education Program at Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), dreamed of being a scientist and to impact people’s lives from a very young age. She achieved her dream by developing her career within the world of non-profit organizations. She has been able to create and implement programs to support local researchers, and to impact teachers and students by fostering the participation of STEM experts in K-12 science education. Greetchen completed her bachelor's and master’s degrees in biology at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, and a PhD in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at The Ohio State University. She was a postdoc at the Center for Virology, University of Nebraska. Greetchen is the oldest of five siblings, and the first to obtain a doctoral degree in her family. Her greatest motivation is to be a role model for her family.