SACNAS Biography Project

Making Role Models Visible

You can be what you can’t see…it’s just a lot harder… That’s why we started the SACNAS Biography Project–an online archive of first-person stories by and about Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists with advanced degrees in science.

The Biographies

Aaron Velasco, PhD

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Alfonso Ortega, PhD

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Ann Lopez, PhD

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Benjamin S.
Duran, PhD

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Bette
Jacobs, PhD

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Carlos
Catalano, PhD

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Carlos
Gutierrez, PhD

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Carlos
Castillo-Chavez, PhD

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Carmen
Aguilar, PhD

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Carmen
Nappo, PhD

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Cecilio
Barrera, PhD

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Christopher
Andronicos, PhD

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Cleopatria
Martinez, PhD

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Clifton
Poodry, PhD

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Concha
Gomez, PhD

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Craig
Love, PhD

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David R.
Burgess, PhD

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Dolly
Garza, PhD

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Donna
Nelson, PhD

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Elba
Serrano, PhD

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Elma
González, PhD

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Eloy
Rodriguez, PhD

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Elvia
Niebla, PhD

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Emir Jose
Macari, PhD

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Emmanuel
Yera, PhD

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Eppie David
Rael, PhD

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Eric
Edsinger, PhD

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Ermelinda
DeLaViña, PhD

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Ernest D.
Márquez, PhD

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Eugene
Cota-Robles, PhD

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Eugene
Vigil, PhD

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Frank
Talamantes, PhD

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Frank
González, PhD

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Frank A.
Gomez, PhD

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George
Castro, PhD

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George
Negrete, PhD

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Gilbert
John, PhD

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Guadalupe
Lozano, PhD

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Healani
Chang, PhD

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Inés
Cifuentes, PhD

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J. Victor
Garcia-Martinez, PhD

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J.D.
Garcia, PhD

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J.V.
Martinez, PhD

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Jacquelyn
Bolman, PhD

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Jani
Ingram, PhD

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Javier
Rojo, PhD

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Jerrel
Yakel, PhD

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Jesus
Moralez, PhD

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Joan
Esnayra, PhD

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JoAnn
Trejo, PhD

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Joaquin
Ruiz, PhD

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John
Cortinas, PhD

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John F.
Alderete, PhD

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Karen
Magnus, PhD

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Ken
Ridgway, PhD

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Lee Anne
Martinez, PhD

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LeManuel
Bitsóí, EdD (Navajo)

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Leo
Gómez, PhD

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Leticia
Márquez-Magaña, PhD

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Leticia
Toledo-Sherman, PhD

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Linda
Burhansstipanov, PhD

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Luis
Echegoyen, PhD

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Luis P.
Villarreal, PhD

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Luz
Miranda-Martinez, PhD

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Lydia
Villa-Komaroff, PhD

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Manuel
Berriozábal, PhD

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Margaret
Hiza, PhD

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Maria Elena
Zavala, PhD

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Marigold
Linton, PhD

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Martha
Zuniga, PhD

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Michael
Rodriguez, PhD

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Michael
Sesma, PhD

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Miguel
Mora, PhD

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Milka
Montes, PHD

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Minerva
Cordero, PhD

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Monica
Tsethlikai, PhD

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Nancy
Jackson, PhD

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Omayra
Ortega, PhD

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Pamela
Padilla, PhD

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Ramon E.
Lopez, PhD

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Rebecca
Garcia, PhD

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Renato
Aguilera, PhD

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Richard A.
Tapia, PhD

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Robert
Megginson, PhD

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Robin
Kimmerer, PhD

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Robyn
Hannigan, PhD

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Rodrigo
Bañuelos, PhD

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Russell
Stands-Over-Bull, PhD

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Scottie
Henderson, PhD

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Sonia
Ortega, PhD

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Theresa
Maldonado, PhD

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Vernon
Avila, PhD

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Vicente
Llamas, PhD

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Wilfred
Foster Denetclaw, PhD

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William
Vélez, PhD

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Biography Project Interviews

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Credits

Biographies are written in collaboration with the narrators. Contributors to the project include: Rachel Barron, Cassandra Brooks, Sandra Boer, Natalie Bulkely, Meredith Conatti, Sylvia de la Sancha, Stacy Hartman, Alexander Huie, Marisa Mercado, Jenny Kurzweil, Jason Shaw, Mary Van Note, William Yslas Vélez, Heidi Williams

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