Staff

Communications

Michelle Ferrer

Journalist graduated from the University of Santiago de Chile and Master’s in Communication Sciences with a mention in Strategic Communication from the same university. She has worked as a journalist in various institutions and organizations, fulfilling tasks related to Strategic, Organizational and Digital Communication. At UPWELL, she oversees the relations with the media, press management and social media strategy.

Outreach

Rocío Jaña

Environmental biologist and Master in Ecology and Biology from the Universidad de Chile, PhD in Ecology from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand). She has a Postgraduate degree in Science Communication from the Universidad de Chile. Rocio has worked on coordination and management of public communication of science at museums, research centers and universities in Chile. She is the founder of Cuenta tu Ciencia, a small science communication company. At UPWELL Dr. Jaña is in charge of the science outreach program.

Administration

Sabrina Vilches

Public Auditor Accountant from Universidad de La Serena with professional experience in the areas of financial management of national and international projects related to scientific research. She has extensive experience in making the link between financial and budgeting issues among funding institutions, projects and researchers.

Nicol Salazar

Public Auditor Accountant from Universidad de La Serena with professional experience in Administrative Internal Management, specifically in the area of ​​Accountability. Motivated to support the different areas of research, she has experience as a financial executive of projects covering areas from applied to citizen science.