Category: COVID October 2021

Overcoming Gender Bias

All around the world, students find their education severely disrupted by Covid-19—including at Harvard and for this Chilean at Harvard in particular. In Chile, all educational institutions in the…

A Beacon of Hope for Brazil in a Pandemic Year

Such was the exchange I had with my Ph.D. advisor, Paul Sternberg, on that fateful week in March 2020, when it felt like the entire world was going to collapse. On Tuesday the 10th…

Brazil: Plastic Surgery, Covid-19 and Self-Esteem

Brazil is the country where most aesthetic surgeries were performed in 2019, according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). Brazil had almost 1.5 million…

Disruption and Creation in Education

These past years have been like no other time in our recent history. We have learned to come together, to collaborate and to adapt. The 2021 Latin American Education Forum (LAEF) did…


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