Paola Scavone

Paola Scavone

ASM Young Country Ambassador for Uruguay

This past July I traveled to Lima, Peru, to participate in the APEC Women in Science (WiSci) S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, Mathematics) Camp as part of the ASM team responsible for conducting the microbiology workshops held at the camp. It was my first time participating in this type of initiative. To be honest, I did not have any idea of what I was going to face. Even though I had some experience in working with children, this time it was bigger—100 young women from different countries across Latin America gathered together to learn about STEAM.