Journalist specialized in science and health. Graduated in Social Communication at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, with a Master Degree in Science Communication from Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain. She has written for local media such as El Nacional newspaper, based on Caracas, and Scientific American in Spanish. Since 2009 she is a collaborator of SciDev.Net.
Contact Details: email@example.com; @marielbanunez
Location: Caracas (Venezuela).
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English.
Areas of Interests: Health, environment, science policy, migrations.
Local/Demographic Interests: Latin America, South America, the Caribbean.
Topic Interests: In health, she is mainly interested on emerging or re-emerging diseases, especially malaria, dengue, and Chagas Disease. In environment, she has followed recently the case of deforestation in the Venezuelan Amazonia. In the area of science policy and migration, she is interested in topics such as the evolution of investment in science, the participation of women in science and the migration of scientific talent.
Professional Memberships: Venezuelan Circle of Science Journalism.