Diana Alatriste-Gonzalez


I am queer and I am a PhD student in neuroscience. //

I was born and raised in Mexico City. After getting my bachelor’s degree, I moved to the Netherlands to pursue a master’s in Biomedical Sciences. The two years I spent there really had an impact on me, both academically and personally. Before, I used to hide my sexuality and I was not really comfortable in my own skin. Living in such an accepting society made me embrace my queerness, be proud of who I am, and at the same time, helped me navigate confidently throughout my academic career because I stopped wasting time repressing myself and became more productive. I am currently living in Berlin where I am doing my PhD in neuroscience studying the processes and key molecules that regulate dendritic development in cortical neurons. At the same time I am interested in promoting women’s participation in science and I am part of a non-profit organization that imparts workshops in STEM to kids in developing countries at no cost.