• Yaihara Fortis Santiago, PhD

    Director, Science Alliance

    Yaihara Fortis Santiago joined the New York Academy of Sciences in 2014 after completing the highly competitive Science and Technology Policy Fellowship sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). During her time as a fellow, she worked at the National Science Foundation (NSF) with programs that provide international research opportunities for U.S. students and supported the establishment of cooperation agreements within the Americas region at the Office of International Science and Engineering.

    As the director of the Science Alliance, the professional development branch of the New York Academy of Sciences. Yaihara develops and implements innovative workshops and courses to provide early career scientists with a range of soft and business skills that will be essential for all careers.

    She obtained her doctoral degree in Neuroscience from Brandeis University and her bachelor's degree in Biology from University of Puerto Rico.

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    Yaihara Fortis Santiago, PhD

    Director, Science Alliance