Hi! I'm Valeria, a rising sophomore at Stanford University, pursuing my passion for chemical engineering and deeply committed to advancing the global energy transition. Originally from Bolivia, a country close to my heart, I've witnessed firsthand how energy dynamics shape economies, particularly in developing nations still reliant on traditional fossil fuels.

My journey into STEM began with a profound love for mathematics, culminating in representing my country on international platforms. This experience not only challenged me but also ignited a passion for advocating access to quality education and narrowing the gender gap in STEM fields, where I often found myself as a minority.

Beyond academics, I find joy in exploring diverse interests. Whether I'm immersed in books, indulging in classic movies and music, mastering the art of cooking Bolivian dishes, or capturing nature's beauty through hiking and photography, each experience enriches my perspective and fuels my creativity.

Join me as I navigate the intersections of science, engineering, sustainability, and personal growth. Together, let's explore pathways towards a more equitable and sustainable future!

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Great books

Books that I loved reading during 2020-2021. Coming soon!

Interviewing amazing people

Being part of the Technology Coordination at Tu Ciencia Joven and working on the Podcast project at iGEM Bolivia, I have conducted several interviews with people from scientific and technological...

Book Review: Code by Charles Petzold

What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means...

Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming is an amazing book. In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As...