Team Members

Melina Galdos Frisancho

University of Sussex

Melina Galdos’ research focuses on understanding how the different actors in an innovation system perceive and act on innovation by examining the case of inclusive innovations in Peru. Her research interests revolve around the role of universities, organisations’ normative expectations, and researchers’ values and beliefs around the potential of innovation to overcome global challenges of poverty and social exclusion. In 2016, Melina was awarded a ‘Jóvenes Líderes Iberoamericanos’ (Young Ibero-American Leaders) Scholarship to represent Peru in a leadership programme organised by the Fundación Carolina and Fundación Rafael del Pino. This experience prompted an interest in researching development in Latin America from an innovation perspective. After a year at the University of Glasgow, from where she obtained an MRes in Public Policy Research, Melina was awarded a full scholarship from the Science Policy Research Unit and the University of Sussex Business School to undertake a PhD in Science and Technology Policy Studies.

Ernesto Mori Macedo

Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya

Ernesto Mori-Macedo is majoring in Education, with an emphasis on Philosophy and Social Sciences at Antonio Ruiz de Montoya University in Lima, Perú. His lines of research are the History of Latin American integration, and the relationships between pedagogy, subjectivity and mental health in public schools.

Enrique Rojas Villalba

Cornell University

Enrique Rojas Villalba is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University.

Rogelio Scott Insúa

Cornell University

Rogelio is a second year PhD student in the Anthropology Department at Cornell University. Alongside his collaboration with the CompCoRe case study of COVID-19 in Peru, he is also working on an adjacent research project that aims to trace the evolution of the Peruvian population’s explanatory models about COVID-19. His doctoral dissertation focuses on the cultural intersections between genomic medicine, the psy-sciences and disability in Latin America.

Sebastián Zarate Vásquez

North Carolina State University

Sebastian is a PhD student at NC State’s Forestry and Environmental Resources Department. Sebastian comes from Peru with a background in social sciences. He graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru with a B.A in Sociology and has a master’s in Science and Technology Policy from Arizona State University. He has worked in GRADE (Grupo de Analisis para el Desarrollo) a Peruvian Think Tank that focuses on public policy and co-founded Sidereus Nuncius, a nonprofit that is involved in the governance of science and technology in Peru. He is part of the AgBioFEWS Fellowship at NC State. He is interested in science and technology policy in Latin America, sustainability, emerging technologies, natural resources, and the environment.

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