Maria Chavez

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Executive Director/BioCurious (Santa Clara, US)

A board member and Executive Director at BioCurious, one of the first community science labs in North America, where she has organized events, classes, and community projects. She is also a board member of Real Vegan Cheese, an open- source project to create a synthetic cheese from genetically modifed yeast, an advisor to the Latin American Network of Biohacker Spaces, and a member of Open Insulin. She aspires to push open- source science and the creation of more spaces to democratize science globally.