Puerto Rican, Scientist, Science Communicator & Advocate of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
¡Wepa! My name is Kevin Alicea-Torres and I'm from Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
I have PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania and I specialized in Cancer Immunology. Also, I have a BS in Microbiology from the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao.
After completing my PhD, I had the opportunity to return to my island and joined my alma mater. Currently, I'm the Associate Director for the Puerto Rico Outstanding Diversified (PROUD) program, a HHMI Inclusive Excellence initiative.
Previously, I was an inter in science journalism at El Nuevo Día Newspaper sponsored by the AAAS Mass Media Fellowship.
In 2017, I co-founded Caminos en Ciencia, a science communication platform in where we conduct interviews with Latin American scientists from all over the world and we discuss their career development in science.
I've been an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) and science communication. Always looking for opportunities to give back to my community through science outreach initiatives, retention and recruitment efforts of underrepresented students in STEAM.
"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop"