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Charlene Rivera Bonet


I recently obtained my PhD in neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My dissertation research focused on investigating brain structural and functional changes in relation to depression using Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Early in my graduate studies, I started volunteering for science outreach events and eventually started diving deeper into the world of science communication through a PhD minor in Life Science Communication. Since then, I have been co-chair of my graduate program’s outreach committee and written articles for El Nuevo Día and Ciencia Puerto Rico. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, playing volleyball and singing karaoke. I am excited to continue sharing science this summer as a AAAS Mass Media Fellow at El Nuevo Día/GFR Media based in the beautiful island I call home, Puerto Rico. 



Charlene Rivera Bonet leans to one side and smiles widely at the camera. There is a lake in the background. She's wearing a blue sleeveless tops with long silver earrings and her hair is in front of her shoulders.

University of Wisconsin

Fellowship Sponsor: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fellowship Host: El Nuevo Día