Photography by: Vanessa Leroy


Christian is currently pursuing his PhD in Biology at MIT. He spends his time studying how viruses that can make bacteria sick, change how these bacteria can stay alive. He cares about making sure more people, especially those who haven’t had a chance before, can understand and learn about science. He is a member of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and mentors for Científico Latino’s Graduate Student Mentorship Initiative.

Poetry of Science Collection, 2021. Digital Photograph. ©Poetry of Science. All rights reserved.


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The Project: Scientists of color and local poets of color are collaborating to create poetry based on the work, motivations, and history of the scientists. We are working with fine art photographer Vanessa Leroy, to create portraits of each scientist for public display alongside their associated poetry. Selected poets and scientists will be published in a dedicated issue of an award-winning literary journal. Our Mission: The Poetry of Science counters the negative associations handed down by systemic racism by creating new and positive associations between people of color (POC), the arts, the sciences, how nature is perceived, and what it means to generate knowledge. In this context, POC offer new ways to understand and create novel realities to resist systems of oppression.

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