Hola! Salut! Hello! Ciao! my name is Ana Lucia, I am a robotics engineer and STEM advocate.
I come from a small but lovely country called Honduras. A land of coffee, mayas, jungles, beaches, first-class reefs, corn-based delicacies, and wonderful people (or catrachos). In 2011, I moved to France to follow my passion for robotics. I began by studying a master’s degree in advanced robotics at the École centrale de Nantes, a place where I did not only learn about jacobians and kinematic models, but also the art of solving problems through robots. Afterwards, I did a Ph.D. at INRIA (ANR project ENTRACTE), where I worked on understanding how humans control their motions in order to simplify the way we control avatars and robots. Currently, I am also working on STEM advocacy initiatives, such as promoting STEM subjects among women and children, and organizing fundraisers to provide children in Honduras with computers. The access to a basic education is a privilege in most places in the world, I believe in making education (and especially STEM education) accessible to everyone, everywhere.
During my free time, I also enjoy writing about anything in science I find interesting, getting immersed in Asimov’s or Tolkien’s stories, and playing piano :)
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