Design and Marketing Committee

Lizbeth Xiomara Quiroz Cabascango, Bs.C.
Committee Member of MIND – Research Group

I am Xiomara Quiroz, graduate biologist at Yachay Tech University. During my undergraduate degree I have participated in several research projects related to solar erythemal irradiance in Ibarra, climate change in “Páramo El Ángel” ecosystem and functional ecology of trees and vines in Ecuador’s rainforest. In addition, I was a research assistant for “The Microbe Directory” project at Weill Cornell Medicine annexed to Cornell University, where I collaborated in expanding a database on several microorganisms. In my research thesis I performed an epidemiological exploratory analysis in patients with pneumonia. Finally, I am a member of the communication team of Youth Action Hub Imbabura, a non-profit organization that seeks to promote, create and support projects related to the 17 sustainable development goals (SDG) of the 2030 agenda.

Skills and expertise

Microbiology • Botany • Multivariate Statistical Analysis • jModelTest • LaTeX • RStudio • Infostat • Gionanni-NASA

Jorge Perea Armijos, Bs.C.
Committee Member of MIND – Research Group

Jorge Perea Armijos is a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology. He is in the last semester of Geology at Yachay Tech University. As a young researcher, he believes that education and science are the essential pillars to build a civilized society. He is motivated to spread science for everyone regardless of age or social class. Since very young, he participated in little actions of activism to favor animals. Nowadays, he is promoting reducing carbon footprint. In fact, he is a member of the Sustainable Development Goals Hub at Yachay Tech. At the same time, he is a passionate man about mountain and mother nature, which he consolidates by leading and being the vice-president of the Geology Club of Yachay Tech.

Skills and expertise

Matlab • Linux • MS-DOS • Python • C# • ArcGIS • Resistivity • Trekking

Diana Carolina Ontaneda Viteri, Bs.C.
Committee Member of MIND – Research Group

I am a graduate of the Biotechnology Engineering degree from the University of Las Américas. I graduated from the Experimental Technical College of Civil Aviation «COTAC» of the modality of General Unified Baccalaureate in Sciences. I am fascinated by research and innovation in the area of food and beverages for the generation of new products, just as I like the area of Microbiology and quality control. I have done internships in very diverse areas, my first internship was in the microbiology area in the quality control section at the Centro de Soluciones Analítica Cía. Ltda, later I had the opportunity to enter the Museum of Herpetology of the Catholic University of Ecuador in the area of Herpetology where I worked with amphibians. Finally I finished my internship at Pacha Consulting Bolivia where I supported teachers in food safety and occupational health and safety issues. I also participated in a volunteer work in the Id-Speech Biotechnology project collaborating and developing content for the area of design and illustration. I like research, scientific dissemination and participation in volunteers that allow me to grow both personally and professionally.

Skills and expertise

Adobe Illustrator • Adobe After Effects • Live Text • Microbiology • Molecular Biology • QA • HACCP basic knowledge • Food Chemistry