Doctor Rosa Vásquez Espinoza
Amazon Jungle Scientist
Dr. Rosa Vásquez Espinoza is a chemical biologist, storyteller, conservationist, National Geographic Explorer, educator, and award-winning artist. Through her non-profit organisation Amazon Research Int, she currently investigates the Peruvian Boiling River and its heat-loving microbes, and Amazonian stingless bees and their medicinal honey.
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Rosa has also co-founded a UK-based limited company called Purple Corn dedicated to science communication and consulting. She is the recipient of the 2020 American Chemical Society CAS Leadership Award. Of Peruvian-Andean and Amazonian descent, Rosa grew up learning about traditional medicine from her grandmother in their backyard's "natural pharmacy". Inspired to dive deeper, she went onto discovering new antibiotics and green chemistry tools during her PhD. Today, Rosa travels to the most extreme environments in the planet, boiling waters searching for the tiniest creatures to create big changes in the world. Rosa is a compelling storyteller and has participated in international campaigns with National Geographic & Walt Disney on the recycling of common plastics, sustainability in the beauty industry, and the power of water in science.
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Rosa is an avid communicator that connects the micro-to-macro worlds to nourish our appreciation for biodiversity in all its magnitudes. She also advocates for scientific exploration of untapped ecosystems, living more sustainably as organisations and individuals, conservation of fragile ecosystems, diversity in STEAM, equal access to education and scientist-artist collaborations.
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