Verania Echaide

Interinstitutional Specialist, Mexican Space Agency

Region:          North America and the Caribbean 

Field:              Communication; Science

 

Profile:     I have two bachelor´s degrees, one in communication (B. Social Studies) and other in physics (BS), currently I'm studying for my masters degree in physics with a project in particle physics.

Since 2015 I have worked at the Mexican Space Agency in the ​​Industrial Development area, which has given me the opportunity to participate in fascinating projects and events such as the “UN / Romania International Conference on Space Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture and Precision Farming” Congress, in Cluj Napoca, Romania in 2019.

When I'm not studying or working I love to exercise with ballet, yoga and muay thai, I like botanical illustration, I´m learning Russian, and of course I love scifi movies!

 

Network Activities:     In my country, I will continue to be a mentor in the Women in Space initiative of the Mexican Space Agency, coordinating efforts to reach more women and girls who are passionate about science, all this through events and talks, always supporting girls and women who want to make inroads into the space sector.

Starting from my master’s thesis project in particle physics, I'm going to create digital content in collaboration with colleagues from CERN for female high school students in Mexico with a difficult background, that way they will know first-hand what a particle scientist does in order to motivate them to study a scientific career.

It is important to have both national and global awareness. My goal is to participate in international projects and collaborate with my group of Space4Women mentors, sharing my experience and learning from them, following closely the projects of the UN.