Blanca Romero


Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, UC Irvine, 2027 (expected)
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, UC Irvine, 2024 (expected)
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, 2022


My research field is computational neuroscience. More specifically, I study the signals recorded from the brain to understand how the brain works in children with epilepsy compared to healthy subjects.


I am originally from Spain (Barcelona), but I’m currently studying in the US. Since I was little, I have had a big passion for medicine, healthcare, and engineering. This is why I decided to study biomedical engineering and fell in love with it. Currently, I study the brain, which is probably the organ in the body with the most unknowns. On the side, I like to learn about gender bias in the healthcare and science fields. In my free time, I like playing the flute, reading, and doing archery. I also enjoy spending time with my friends, and I try to travel as much as possible.

Why is science communication important to you personally?

Science is enjoyable and very important. People sometimes think science is boring, but it can be amusing when explained correctly. I want to share my passion for science by writing about various topics. Science can provide us with numerous fun facts, as well as some serious issues to consider in our daily life.

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