October 17, 2023 – Why would someone want to study biotechnology in Brazil? Does science change when conducted in another country?
The newest episode of the Developing Global Citizens podcast explores what Santa Fe College students experienced during their biotechnology internships in Brazil.
Dr. Vilma Fuentes, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs at Santa Fe College, interviewed Dr. Alejandra Maruniak, the leader of the project; Clay Abraham, an SF graduate with a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology; and Rahda Gomez, a current SF student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in the biotechnology program.
“I studied in Brazil and I learned a whole bunch in Brazil,” Dr. Maruniak said. “And Brazil is very good in their biotechnology. So, for me, it’s personal, taking them back to the country where I had all my studies, undergrad, master’s, and Ph. D. And not only is the biotechnology, but it’s also the people, their culture, their food, their music, and it’s a very welcoming set of people that I want my students to be able to enjoy.”
Check out this episode (and the rest of the series) at https://www.sfcollege.edu/listen/.