Omar Perez from Xinampa: Cultivating an Equitable Future Bioeconomy in the Monterey Bay region

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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This week we have Omar Perez from the Xinampa!

Cultivating an Equitable Future Bioeconomy in the Monterey Bay region

The Salinas Valley known by many as Steinbeck Country or The Salad Bowl of the World, is the scene of an emerging and booming agtech industry . Seeing similarities from our neighbor to the north, The Silicon Valley, Xinampa works to create equitable access to the agtech and biotech industries destined to explode in this coastal valley for the local community. Xinampa takes a multifaceted approach to inspiring and cultivating diverse leaders in the biotech industry.


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Often advances in biotechnology have been limited to those who have the resources and ability to access these technologies to better health, the environment, and more. We currently face an age where challenges in health equity and access and more can be addressed with advances in biotechnology and education. 

In the Huang-Hobbs BioMakerspace and MIT BioMakers community, we would like to promote “biomaking” organizations where biotechnology is developed and used to solve local and global problems that everyday citizens and people face. In this speaker series, we’ve invited a range of speakers who are leading biotech companies, non-profits, and citizen scientists looking towards making the realm of biomaking for social good possible.

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Academic, Diversity/Inclusion

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