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Maria Cuellar

About Me: 


In the past six years I have worked with non-profit organizations focusing on education, women’s rights, and global health. I am currently the In-Country Coordinator in Chile for Teachers Without Borders and I am hoping to provide free teacher trainings and written materials to teachers in impoverished communities through alliances with local organizations.

I was born in Bogota, Colombia, and I studied Physics at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. I wrote my undergraduate thesis on gravitational lensing, a phenomenon that can be used in astrophysics to learn about dark matter.

I hope to help create an improvement in education in Latin America, especially to women in the sciences.


En los últimos seis años he trabajado con fundaciones en temas de educación, derechos de las mujeres y salud pública. Soy la representante de Maestros Sin Fronteras en Chile y quiero ofrecer capacitaciones y recursos académicos gratis para profesores de comunidades vulnerables a través de alianzas con organizaciones locales.

Nací en Bogotá, Colombia, y estudié física en Reed College, en Portand, Oregon. Escribí mi tesis de pregrado sobre las lentes gravitacionales, las cuales se pueden usar en astrofísica para investigar la materia oscura.

Espero contribuir a la mejora de la educación en Latinoamérica, especialmente la educación de ciencias para mujeres.

My Passions: 
Astrophysics, science education, sustainable development, food
My Challenges: 
Deciding where home is, patience
My Vision for the Future: 
Improving science in a developing country, promoting the empowerment of women in the sciences, supporting sustainable development.
My Areas of Expertise: 
My Languages: 
Spanish, English, French

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