Dr. Eugenia Rojas is the Project and Technical Writing Lead for the Outbreak Science textbook project and curriculum in the Sabeti Lab at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Eugenia leads the team and contributes intellectually toward designing, developing, and revising the content and figures, a highly collaborative work. Eugenia leads our project communications with external partners and manages our project activities, workflow and timelines. In addition, Eugenia coordinates project activities across collaborating groups and external partners to ensure that our milestones and projects are conducted on time and on budget. Eugenia also develops outbreak science educational materials and co-leads the development of community outreach and education events, such as workshops.
Eugenia completed her undergraduate degree in Experimental Biology at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico city, Mexico) and received her master’s degree in Molecular Medicine from the Charité-Universitätsmedizin (Berlin, Germany) and her PhD in Neurobiology from the Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany). Her PhD work was published in 2019 in the journal Nature Communications.
Prior to joining the Sabeti Lab, Eugenia had roles as adjunct faculty of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Public Health Genetics in three different colleges in the Great Boston Area and as a STEM teacher in programs for K-12 students. She founded Boston STEM Lab, a hands-on STEM program for preschoolers that successfully let hundreds of students experience the excitement of science. She has specialized in science outreach and curriculum design. Her focus is on developing engaging experiential learning programs for the next generation of students.
Outside of the lab, you can find Eugenia enjoying time with her family, going for outdoors adventures, and experiencing the Boston food scenery.