Rocío is a Peruvian Geoscientist specialized in Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography, a writing coach, mentor, international leader, and activist. With a Ph.D. from Brown University (where she worked closely with Drs. T. Herbert, S. Clemens, and W. Prell), Rocío forged her own path in academia as a researcher, mostly remotely and sometimes to accommodate her chronic disorder needs.
Figuring out how to be a mom and a scientist with an invisible chronic illness at once, Rocío helped secure over half a million dollars in external and internal funding, published several articles (peer-reviewed and others) and one edited volume, and co-founded an international organization for Latinas in Earth and Planetary Sciences (GeoLatinas) where she’s served as the Executive Director since late 2018.
Over the years (and at times painfully), Rocío has developed, implemented and refined systems and structures that have helped her sustain her work in all the spheres she is deeply passionate about.