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Ana Karen Reyes

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Awards & Distinctions

Ana Karen Reyes has a PhD in Sciences with a specialty in Optics and currently works as a postdoctoral fellow at the Technological University of Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Her career spans a broad spectrum of work in research, teaching and dissemination.

During her master's degree, Dr. Reyes worked with Electronic speckle pattern interferometry at the Optical Research Center in León, Guanajuato, Mexico. On her doctoral journey, she ventured to explore optical tweezers, continuing his collaboration with the Optical Research Center. Her research focus is on optical metrology and optical tweezers as a tool for materials characterization.

In the area of teaching, Ana Karen has accumulated approximately 10 years of experience as a teacher at different levels, from high school to graduate school, sharing her passion and knowledge with new generations of students.

Ana Karen is a passionate advocate of inclusive science and scientific outreach. She works on projects that bring science to hard-to-reach places and communities in unfavorable situations. Her focus includes working with low-income people, people with visual impairments, women in STEM, and people from the LGBTQI+ community. Her commitment to equality and accessibility to science education distinguishes her as an exemplary advocate for science for all.

With a philosophy that defends that science should be of everyone and for everyone, Ana Karen seeks to inspire people to explore their scientific potential. She wants to convey the message that scientists are normal people. Its future vision includes the impact on new generations through mentoring projects for women in STEM and the consolidation of a research group based on different applications of optical metrology, with a focus on giving opportunities to students from public universities in Latin America.

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Document Created: 4 Dec 2023
Last Updated: 4 Dec 2023

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