#WOTW: Mayley Sanchez

Mayly Sánchez is a Venezuelan physicist who currently researches at Iowa State University. She was awarded the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2011. The PECASE is considered the highest honor given by the United States to new scientists. In 2013, BBC named her one of the top ten women scientists in Latin America. Sanchez completed her undergraduate degree in physics in 1995, and completed her postgraduate work at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. She then earned her diploma in high energy physics in 1996, and then was accepted into a doctoral program at Tufts University and completed her PhD in 2003. She has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University. She is now a Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Cassling Family Professor. Her research is a part of the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). Which is an experiment to help scientists understand how the universe was formed and the formation and changes of neutrinos. Sanchez is an example why we need more women in STEM!! She is an extraordinary woman and scientist and a positive role model for young girls.

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