Marina Watanabe

LPCE Fellow

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Marina Watanabe is a PhD candidate in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program at Harvard University. Her graduate research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital focuses on the discovery of novel combination therapies in the treatment of HER2+ breast cancer. In addition to conducting biological research for over nine years, she has extensive experience in STEM outreach and education. Prior to joining LPCE, Marina was an Education Innovation Fellow with the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching where she mentored Harvard and MIT startup teams working to improve the field of education. Marina is passionate about educational equity, and has worked to recruit underserved and underrepresented students into science and medicine through her previous roles as head curriculum developer and instructor for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) program and mentoring director for Harvard Medical School's Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program (HPREP). When not in the research lab or pondering ways to leverage entrepreneurship to deliver innovations for the greater good, Marina can be found trying out whimsical exercise classes and working toward her next storytelling event.

- STEM outreach
- Access to science and technology
- Science communication
- Educational equity
- Access to healthcare
- Health literacy