Dr. Yuly Fuentes
Project Manager for Fiber Technologies
Dr. Yuly Fuentes-Medel is a catalyst of creative ideas and ecosystem builder. Now working in the Massachusetts Institute of technology as Program Manager of Fiber technologies and founder of Value of Science. She created DESCIENCE, a global collective of designers, scientists & technologists, connecting the world of science and Design as one. She was selected as Human of the year by motherhood Magazine on 2018 and received the 2015 Boston Business Magazine “Woman to Watch” Award. She graduated with a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Postdoctoral trained in the MIT Sloan School in Technology Innovation & entrepreneurship. Yuly is energetically involved in fostering international innovation ecosystem and careers diversity. Currently serving as President of the board of the Chile-Massachusetts Alliance to support international exchange of investment, technological business, talent and social impact, Past board member at FIT Lab,NY and Board Member of Aji Challenge a Chilean accelerator that foster the success of technological companies in global markets. As a member of Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (WEST) she received a Volunteer Giving back award. Also member of the innovation committee at MIT enterprise forum in Cambridge, reviewer from MIT Legatum Center and advisor to MIT Delta students start up companies. During her time as a Ph.D. student, she pioneered the co-organization of the International workshop called “Small Brains Big Ideas” Biomedical Insights from Invertebrate Neuroscience Research, held in Santiago, Chile. So far, this initiative has successfully trained almost hundred Latin-American students. Trained as a biochemist at University of Concepcion in her native Chile, she is constantly in the search of opportunity to support young talent and technologies that need to make an impact in global markets.