Dr. Eugenia Rojas is a Technical Writer in the Sabeti Lab working for the Operation Outbreak (OO) program. OO is a multi-institution, open-access, experiential educational platform that aims to teach students and lifelong learners about outbreak science and response. Eugenia designs and revises innovative outbreak science educational materials and collaborates with undergrad students from the Sabeti Lab and other OO team members to complete an Outbreak Science textbook.
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.