LatinX Can

004: The Power of a LatinX Network, Part 1 with Dr. Wilmarie Marrero Ortiz

August 08, 2020 Dr. Jeniree Flores Delgado Season 1 Episode 4
LatinX Can
004: The Power of a LatinX Network, Part 1 with Dr. Wilmarie Marrero Ortiz
Show Notes

This is the first part of a two-part episode where Dr. Wilmarie Marrero-Ortiz shares multiple opportunities she took advantage of, and which helped her identify her passion for atmospheric sciences at an early age. Dr. Wilmarie became a scientist thanks to the support of her parents, teachers, and the relentless pursue of her goals. She is a National Science Foundation (NSF) fellow - a highly competitive honor bestowed upon the most promising graduate students in the physical sciences, and represented the United States, and her beloved island of Puerto Rico, at one of the most influential conferences to advocate for Climate Change: The Paris Climate Conference in November 2015. Some of the programs mentioned during this episode: Model Institution for Excellence by The National Science Foundation (NSF)ACS Scholars Program by The American Chemical Society (ACS): https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars.htmlACS Project SEED Program by ACS: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/students/highschool/seed.html CAREERS Weather Camp by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: https://www.noaa.gov/education/news/weather-camp-inspires-next-generation-of-atmospheric-scientists#:~:text=CAREERS%20Weather%20Camp%20was%20developed,engineering%20and%20math%20(STEM).&text=In%20the%20past%2C%20students%20have,and%20visited%20NOAA%20data%20buoys.