Funded by Severo Ochoa project
Alicia Arroyo studied Biology at Complutense University (Madrid). As biologist, her experience has ranged from animal behaviour, doing fieldwork in Madagascar, to bioinformatic and molecular research in her PhD. Conducted at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (Barcelona) from 2015-2019, the PhD project focused on discovering hidden biodiversity, unknown species to the scientific world, using molecular tools. It was in this period when she became passionate about scientific communication and started training. She was awarded with three prizes in two public-speaking competitions and created content for an exhibition at the Cosmo Caixa museum. After the PhD, she started working at the European Commission (Brussels), developing the outreach strategy of the Scientific Advice Mechanism: infographic design, social media support and website edition. In June 2020, she joined the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA) as dissemination manager.