Ask the Scientist - Dr. Joanna Alfaro Shigueto


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How do scientists go from OMG to PhD? How do they turn their passion for science into their profession? What advice do they have for future scientists?

If you are a 5th-12th grade student, undergraduate, teacher or parent, join us to ask these questions and more in a Q&A session with our weekly Seminar speakers on Wednesdays from 2 - 2:30 PM.

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January 27

Joanna Alfaro Shigueto

Joanna graduated from the Faculty of Biological Sciences at Universidad Ricardo Palma in Lima, Peru. She is the current the Director of Pro Delphinus and has been fully committed to conservation since her early years working as a field researcher at fishing ports along the Peruvian coast. Spending time in small fishing villages she learned the importance of collaboration between communities, researchers and government at dealing with conservation matters. Joanna obtained her PhD in 2012 from the School of Biosciences at the University of Exeter. She also teaches conservation biology at the Faculty of Marine Biology of Universidad Científica del Sur. Joanna is a Member of the IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group, and is Sectorial Representative of the Consultative Committee of the Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles.