Valeria Román

Valeria Román was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2004-2005 and a World Health Organization (WHO) Medical Journalism Program Fellow in 2003. As a freelance science journalist, she writes about science, environment and health for publications such as Science magazine (United States), Nature (England), Scientific American (United States), Infobae.com (Argentina), Scidev.net, and Forbes Argentina magazine. She has published on the blog Periodismo en Salud of the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI) and was the science and health editor of Clarín in Argentina, where she worked for 20 years. She is co-author of the book Darwin 2.0 The Theory of Evolution in the 21st Century. She has been a professor of science journalism at the University of Buenos Aires and other educational institutions, and a speaker at meetings on journalism and communication in South Korea, Canada, Mexico, Qatar, the United States, England, Spain, among other countries. Valeria also served as vice president of the World Federation of Science Journalists from 2009-2011. She worked with a team of science journalists on the first cross-border science and health project published by Historias Sin Fronteras in 2019. The title of the project is Transgender in Latin America: Stories of Being Different. This project was selected as a Finalist for Outstanding Investigative Reporting by the Fetisov Journalism Awards.