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Irineo Cabreros

2018 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellow

Princeton, Applied Mathematics, Statistical Genomics
Fellowship Sponsor: American Statistical Association
Fellowship Site: Slate

I am a 4th year PhD student in applied mathematics at Princeton, where I study statistical genomics. My primary interests are in population genetics (understanding human genetic diversity), causal inference (disentangling correlation from causation), and the interplay between the two (harnessing genetic diversity to understand gene function). My work involves a healthy mix of mathematics, data analysis, and coding. In addition to doing science, I am also passionate about teaching science, both in the classroom and through writing. I have taught Namibian middle-schoolers, Ivy League undergraduates, prison inmates, and just about everyone in between. I also contribute to the Massive Science Consortium, where I write about the perils of statistical fallacy. I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to write for Slate this summer! Aside from science, I also love dancing, making and listening to music, playing sports, being outside, and watching Planet Earth.

Fellowship publications at Slate

6/15/2018         Is Fasting Good for Your Health?

6/25/2018         Does Harvard Have an Admissions Formula?

7/02/2018         A New Study Argues You Might Be Able to Live Forever

7/05/2018         Goalies’ Best Chance of Blocking Penalty Kicks Might Be Dancing to Distract Their Opponent

7/16/2018         Is “What the Fluff” Cruel to Pups?

7/24/2018         Can We Blame the Summer Heat Wave on Global Warming?

8/02/2018         Fishy Fish Pills

8/18/2018         Islam’s Great Meat Feat

8/20/2018         The Supreme Court Isn’t Equipped to Judge Harvard’s Discrimination Lawsuit