Maria Chavez

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I am a biohacker from the San Francisco Bay Area. As a Board Member and Executive Director at BioCurious, I have organized events, classes and community projects for the past 7 years. I am also a Board Member of Real Vegan Cheese, an open source project to create a synthetic cheese from genetically modified yeast. I am an adviser to the Latin American Network of Biohacker Spaces. I have been a leader on two iGEM teams in 2014 and 2015 and am a member of multiple community lab science projects including Open Insulin, CuttleWranglin, Lab on a Chip, DIY Bioprinter, and Kombucha Genomics. I push for open source science and for the creation of more biohacking spaces, democratizing science globally.