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Chelsie Boodoo


Chelsie Boodoo is a Biosystem and Agricultural Engineering Ph.D. candidate at MSU in Dr. Alocilja’s lab, where she studies African Swine Fever Virus. She also works to connect researchers around the world to save lives through the Global Alliance for Rapid Diagnostics. Along with fellow students, she has collaborated in designing a welcoming environment that fosters all aspects of science communication (scicomm) in a modern, dynamic, and youthful way for all. Her passion for scicomm drives her to find unconventional and inspiring ways to mix science with the art of storytelling. This led her to be the founder and President of MSU SciComm. Chelsie co-hosts the award-winning show, "The Sci-Files", with Daniel Puentes on Impact 89FM, where they explore various MSU student research topics.



Chelsie Boodoo smiling with headphones on. She is wearing a dark green sweater and has a microphone in front of her. This is a radio microphone that says host on it. The wall behind her is white and she is on a black chair.
Photo Credit: Chelsie Boodoo

Michigan State University

Fellowship Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Fellowship Host: Science Friday