Vlogger, Pollination Biologist
Rossana was born in the Peruvian Amazon and lived there until the age of 16 when she moved to Lima to study biology. Since she can remember, she wanted to be a scientist. After getting her bachelor’s degree she knew that to pursue a career in science in the field of pollination biology she had to leave Peru. She has earned several scholarships to conduct her Master’s and Ph.D. in the US. While pursuing her Ph.D., Rossana was diagnosed with a chronic pain syndrome called fibromyalgia, but that has not shattered her motivation to advance professionally. Additionally, Rossana is a volunteering mentor for organizations that empower Latin American students and help them to achieve their professional goals. She feels honored to increase the diversity in STEM and to be a role model for women, Latinxs, and people with disabilities.