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6th UC MEXUS-Conacyt Doctoral Fellows Symposium
March 3, 4, and 5, 2021
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm PST (each day)1
Via Zoom
March 3rd: (12:00 - 2:00 pm PST) Video Available Here
Welcome and Introduction

Isabel Studer
Director
Alianza UCMX

Rubén Jiménez Ricárdez
Titular de la Unidad de Planeación,
Comunicación y Cooperación Internacional
Conacyt

Keynote speaker

Ma. Esther Orozco Orozco
Investigadora Nacional Emérita, Departamento de Infectómica y Patogénesis Molecular, CINVESTAV-IPN
Consultora Científica de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores

Liliana Ferrer Silva
Cónsul General
Consulado General de México en Sacramento

March 4th: (12:00 - 2:00 pm PST) Video Available Here

Alumni Academic Panel of former UC MEXUS-Conacyt Doctoral Fellows from various professional backgrounds who are currently in academia, to discuss diverse employment experiences.

Moderator:
Ricardo Gómez Vilchis
Profesor, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Cuajimalpa
Political Science, 2004 Cohort, UC San Diego

Panelists:
Rodrigo Beas Luna
Profesor-Investigador, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 2007 Cohort, UC Santa Cruz

Ana Lucía Córdova
Strategic Initiatives Manager, UC Davis Office of Research
Land, Air & Water Resources, 2001 Cohort, UC Davis

Emilio Martínez de Velasco Aguirre
Director, Laboratorio de Innovación Colaborativa (LINNCO),
Universidad Anáhuac Mayab
City & Regional Planning, 2005 Cohort, UC Berkeley

Rolando Menchaca Méndez
Profesor Titular C con licencia,
Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Centro de Investigación en Computación
Director General de Tecnologías de Información,
Secretaría de la Función Pública
Computer Engineering, 2004 Cohort, UC Santa Cruz

Laura Oropeza Ramos
Profesor Titular A, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Mechanical Engineering, 2001 Cohort, UC Santa Barbara

Gabriela Toledo Ortiz
Lecturer, Lancaster University
Plant & Microbial Biology, 1998 Cohort, UC Berkeley

Valeria Valencia Zamudio
Profesora de Tiempo Completo,
Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Applied Linguistics, 2007 Cohort, UC Los Angeles

March 5th: (12:00 - 2:00 pm PST) Video Available Here

Alumni Public & Private Sector Panel of former UC MEXUS-Conacyt Doctoral Fellows from various professional backgrounds, currently in the public or private sector, to discuss diverse employment experiences.

Moderator:
Lorena Villanueva Almanza
Science Writer & Editor
Botany & Plant Sciences, 2014 Cohort, UC Riverside

Panelists:
Verónica Aguilar Guerrero
Former Senior Process Engineer/Staff Engineer, Intel
Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, 2003 Cohort, UC Davis

Luis Estrada Straffon
CEO, SPIN-Taller de Comunicación Políticas
Political Science, 2000 Cohort, UC San Diego

Luis Antonio Garay Almada
Associate Principal Scientist, Frito Lay Inc.
Food Science, 2013 Cohort, UC Davis

Marco Hernández Vega
Research Economist, Banco de México
Economics, 2006 Cohort, UC Davis

James Ketchum Mejía
Director of Marine Conservation, Pelagios Kakunjá
Ecology, 2004 Cohort, UC Davis

Michelle Romero Fishback
Senior Environmental Scientist, Safer Consumer Products Program,
California Department of Toxic Substances Program Control
Environmental Health Sciences, 2011 Cohort, UC Los Angeles

Sara Tafoya Martínez
Senior Development Engineer, Berkeley Lights, Inc.
Biophysics, 2012 Cohort, UC Berkeley


1 2:00 - 4:00 pm CDMX (each day)