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nSCI Profile Series: Ruha Benjamin on science and society

Ruha Benjamin is an interdisciplinary scholar who examines the relationship between science, technology, medicine, and society. She is a professor of African American studies at Princeton University and is the author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier (Stanford University Press 2013), in which she asks questions about who is included and excluded in scientific research initiatives. Dr. Benjamin was recently an American Council of Learned…

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nSCI Profile Series: Monica Ramirez-Andreotta—scientist, artist, community-educator

Monica Ramirez-Andreotta is an assistant professor of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. She is a member of the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, and a member of the National Institutes of Environmental Health-funded  PROTECT (Puerto Rico Test Site for Exploring Contamination Threats) program’s community engagement and research translation cores. Ramirez-Andreotta holds an MPA in environmental science and policy from Columbia and a PhD in soil, water and environmental science…

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nSCI Profile Series: Monica Feliú-Mójer, outreach scientist

Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer is the manager of outreach programs at the University of Washington’s Department of Biostatistics, and the vice-director and news editor-in-chief at CienciaPR, a community-driven website that produces and shares science news with Spanish-speaking audiences and engages Hispanic scientists with science communication and education. She was born in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico and attended the University of Puerto Rico – Bayamón, before moving to the States to pursue…

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nSCI Profile Series: Ari Daniel, radio and multimedia producer

Ari interviews renowned biologist EO Wilson at Harvard University. Photo credit: Tracy Barbaro. Ari Daniel is an independent radio and multimedia producer and the Boston producer of Story Collider. He has worked as a science reporter for The World and NOVA and has contributed numerous segments to public radio programming including NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, Radiolab, Studio 360, and Living on Earth. He completed his PhD in…

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nSCI Profile Series: Alexis Gambis, science filmmaker

Alexis Gambis Alexis Gambis is a French-Venezuelan filmmaker with a PhD in molecular biology. His debut feature The Fly Room tells the story of geneticist Calvin Bridges (of the TH Morgan lab) and his relationship with his estranged daughter and will premiere on the festival circuit later this year. Gambis is the founder and artistic director of Imagine Science Films, a NYC-based nonprofit that organizes science-themed film festivals in cities…

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