Andrea Guzman Mesa
University of Bern
I am PhD candidate in Astrophysics studying the atmospheres of the planets outside of the Solar System. Originally a mathematician from Colombia, I have made diversity, equity and inclusion of women and minorities in STEAM fields one of the main drivers in my career to present as I have been immersed in male dominated fields throughout my life. I am a woman who builds because through my work and my example I have been able to empower girls and women in Colombia and Latin America to follow a scientific career. I truly believe that we do not become what we do not see and therefore providing role models to the new generations who look like us and come from socio-economic backgrounds similar to us is vital to increase the participation of women in STEAM.