PhD, Program Manager, MIT Materials Research Laboratory project manager for fiber technologies

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About Me

Dr. Yuly Fuentes-Medel is a catalyst of creative ideas and ecosystem builder. She created DESCIENCE, a global collective of designers, scientists & technologists, connecting the world of science and Design as one. She was selected as Human of the year by motherhood Magazine in 2018 and received the 2015 Boston Business Magazine “Woman to Watch” Award. She graduated with a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Postdoctoral trained in the MIT Sloan School in Technology Innovation & entrepreneurship.

As a member of Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (WEST) she received a Volunteer Giving back award. During her time as a Ph.D. student, she pioneered the co-organization of the international workshop called “Small Brains Big Ideas” Biomedical Insights from Invertebrate Neuroscience Research, held in Santiago, Chile. So far, this initiative has successfully trained almost hundred Latin-American students.

Trained as a biochemist at University of Concepcion in her native Chile, she is constantly in the search of opportunity to support young talent and technologies that need to make an impact in global markets.