Research associate, Smithsonian Institution
New York, United States, originally from Spain
Alicia’s passions span science as much as the experience of scientists and science in society. With more than one decade in research, she also works to make science more inclusive, understood, and creative. Originally from Barcelona, Spain, she holds a MSc in Biodiversity, a PhD in Biology on ecology and genomics of marine sponges, conducted at Harvard University, and is currently a Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Research Associate. Recognising the unique barriers women face in science, she created and chairs the Women in Science Commission (MECUSA) of the Association of Spanish Scientist in the USA (www.ecusa.es).