Media Interviews & Efforts
Recent interviews (podcasts, radio, TV, articles, multimedia), op-eds & other media efforts
Más de 6,000 científicos se unen en la Cumbre Nacional de Diversidad en Ciencias (More than 6,000 scientists gather at the National Diversity in STEM conference). October 27, 2022 – Interview with Puerto Rico's public broadcast newscast about the SACNAS conference in Puerto Rico, which I emceed.
Puerto Rico struggles to recover from second major hurricane in 5 years. October 3, 2022 – I spoke with CBS News about on what Puerto Rico needs for a just recovery after Hurricane Fiona.
Innovation, communication key to a sustainable future. April 5, 2022 – Interview with KUAM during my participation in University of Guam's 2022 Conference on Island Sustainability.
'Perfect storm of factors' advanced surge of omicron infections in Puerto Rico. December 28, 2021 – Spoke to MSNBC about the factors that led to Puerto Rico's Omicron COVID-19 wave during the 2021 Holidays
Radio & Podcast
Episode 5: Directed Stumbling with Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer. May 23, 2022 – I chatted with the podcast Planet SciComm about my path into science communication, my work and efforts to make the field more inclusive.Planet SciComm Podcast
La desinformación antivacunas: el nuevo reto de la pandemia (Vaccine misinformation: The new challenge of the pandemic). October 15, 2021 – I was one of three experts interviewed for this episode about vaccine misinformation in Latin America: why it's happening, who is spreading and what we can do about it. An edited version of this episode was published by Radio Ambulante, December 28, 2021.
Mónica Feliú-Mójer: Making Science More Equitable and Inclusive. June 7, 2021 – I talked to American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Sci & Tell podcast (full interview available on Story Corps) about my journey to science communication and how cultures and identities absolutely matter in science.
Written & Multimedia
Chemistry in Your Career Profiles. Included in Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity, John C. Kotz, Paul M. Treichel, John R. Townsend, David Treichel, 11e, ©2024, page 307.
Mónica Feliú-Mójer brings equity, inspiration to science community. March 8, 2023 – The Rocky Mountain Collegian
Científica boricua recibe importantes distinciones por su labor democratizando la ciencia (Puerto Rican scientist receives important recognitions for her science communication and engagement work). January 31, 2023 – El Nuevo Día
Borinqueñas en STEM: La exhibición (Puerto Rican women in STEM: The exhibit). December 8, 2022 – I am featured in a special exhibit at C3TEC museum that celebrates 37 Puerto Rican women in STEM.
Mónica Feliú-Mójer speaks with Guam Science and Technology Steering Committee. May 1, 2022 – Guam EPSCoR, Ecosystems Collaboratorium for Corals and Oceans
"Hay que romper con los estereotipos de quienes hacen ciencia" (We must break with the stereotypes of who is a scientist). November 18, 2021 – Interview withTecnología Sur-Sur (TSS) about Aquí Nos Cuidamos and challenging stereotypes of who is a scientist.
"Estamos construyendo el avión mientras vamos volando" (We are building the plane as we fly). March 4, 2021 – Profile in a special issue of Metro Puerto Rico, recognizing female scientists leading the COVID-19 response in Puerto Rico.
Women in science communication and utilizing mutual ground. March 8, 2020 – I was part of a Google Arts & Culture Digital Exhibit, curated by the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, that highlights women science communicators who engage their communities with science.
Since 2006, I have served as editor-in-chief and lead for CienciaPR’s collaborations with media outlets in Puerto Rico, the U.S. and Spain, including El Nuevo Día (Puerto Rico’s newspaper of record), Scientific American, and Diálogo, among others. Through these collaborations, more than 70 scientists have published more than 800 popular science articles and op-eds (mostly in Spanish) that make science pertinent to the lives, culture, and context of Puerto Rican audiences.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have guided more than 60 members of the CienciaPR network in the publication of more than 100 Spanish-language articles about SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. I have also coordinated or facilitated more than 70 Spanish-language radio, TV, podcast, and written press interviews with scientists and experts who are members of the CienciaPR network. You can learn more about these efforts in the NPR interview below. You can read, check out of the articles and many of the interviews HERE (in Spanish).
El individualismo no es salud pública (Individualism is not public health). May 16, 2022 – Op-ed in El Nuevo Día arguing that the government's individual responsibility approach for COVID-19 goes against core principles of public health.
How Puerto Ricans fought COVID: Together. February 7, 2022 – Op-ed in Los Angeles Times about how collective care and solidarity helped Puerto Rico avoid the worse of COVID-19.
Faltan datos y transparencia ante la pandemia (Lack of data and transparency on the pandemic). April 3, 2022 – Op-ed in El Nuevo Día denouncing the lack of transparency with COVID-19 data in Puerto Rico.