Gallego-Hernandez, Ana

Ana L. Gallego-Hernandez is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology Department at University of California, Santa Cruz. At the Yildiz Lab, her research focuses in understanding the transmission of intestinal infectious diseases like cholera. Ana is originally from Mexico, she is planning to return to her country and promote scientific collaborations between Mexico and US with the goal of improving human health. The participation in the PDP program provided her a great opportunity to learn experimental design, teaching and leadership skills, which are important aspects for STEM teaching. She would like to be a Professor in a Mexican University and apply all the teaching strategies learned in the PDP to improve STEM education.