Highlighting Graduate Student Activities

In the December issue of “Meet the MVZ” learn about second year PhD student Valeria Ramírez-Castañeda and her efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in the sciences. Valeria is in Dr. Rebecca Tarvin’s Lab and was recently published in the PLOS ONE Journal.


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Is English the lingua franca of science? Not for everyone. Valeria Ramírez-Castañeda, an MVZ graduate student from Colombia discusses with Berkeley News how English can facilitate discussion of science across borders but also exclude people from non-English speaking countries — in particular, the global south. English limits entry into the the world of science and limits public access to scientific results, even when they pertain to a person’s own country.

MVZ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group presents the “Meet the MVZ” newsletter! “Meet the MVZ” introduces the graduate students, affiliates, and postdocs that have joined our community over the past year.


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Learn about Shannon O’Brien’s (Lacey Lab) research on Tuco-tucos. Her recent paper in Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (Facultative sociality in a subterranean rodent, the highland tuco-tuco (Ctenomys opimus) was made into a video by the Linnean Society. Don’t know what a Tuco-tuco is? Find out below!