Ileana M. Freytes-Ortiz - McCall Outdoor Science School | University of Idaho
Ileana M. Freytes-Ortiz
Ph.D. Candidate, University of South Florida - College of Marine Science, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Favorite thing you like about your work:
I love being able to share the science me and my colleagues do with the public in different and engaging ways through outreach programs. I'm a scientist by training, and the MOSS program gave me the tools to share that science with different audiences in compelling ways.
Based on your own experience, what did you get out of your time at MOSS and why would you recommend it to someone else?
My MOSS experience is a bit out of the box: I decided to complete the program while working on my PhD. I am a scientist by training and want to work at the intersection between science, education, and communication. MOSS not only allowed me to develop professional skills to help me attain that goal, but also served as a beautiful example of the type of program that emerges from scientists, educators, and communicators working together with a single mission. More than anything, MOSS taught me there is a place for someone like me. If this sounds like you, what are you waiting for? Go enroll!