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Julieta C. Arancio

✉️ jarancio@protonmail.com
🌐 julieta.aranc.io
📍 Based in Geneva, Switzerland
✈️ Open to relocate

I’m a researcher in Science and Technology Studies, a mentor for technology projects, a curriculum designer and an advocate for democratization of science and technology.

My professional journey combines academic work and advocacy. Working in research collaborations has allowed me to develop autonomy while embedded in a deeply interdisciplinary environment. In addition to volunteering, I also develop and implement education projects using open technologies, where I demonstrate my leadership and management skills.

SKILLS

Research and education

Management and soft skills

Digital fabrication software and tools

Software skills and programming languages

LANGUAGES

EDUCATION

PHD IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES
2016-2020 (expected)
Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (CONICET)

BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (HONOURS)
2005-2011
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

EXPERIENCE

OPEN HARDWARE LEADERS
September 2019 - present
Co-founder of global mentorship programme for open hardware projects - Curriculum design, project management and communications.

WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION: SWISS CHAPTER
July 2019 - present
Designer and instructor of Wikidata workshops at EPFL aimed at undergrad students - Design of Swiss Wikidata education curriculum (currently in evaluation)

LOGAIR: CROWDMAPPING AIR QUALITY
August 2019 - present
Co-founder of Geneva-based association - General strategy, fundraising and technical tasks related to data analysis.

LATIN AMERICAN NETWORK OF FREE/LIBRE TECHNOLOGIES FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
June 2019 - present
Coordinator of Buenos Aires node - Network strategy, node coordination tasks and regional event co-organizer.

GENEVA-TSINGHUA INITIATIVE, UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA
July-September 2018
Mentor of Master’s students’ projects addressing the SDGs with a focus on challenge-based learning, community building and management of open source projects.

CENTER OF RESEARCH FOR TRANSFORMATION (CENIT/UNSAM) - STEPSCentre LATIN AMERICA HUB
2015-present
Doctoral researcher (2016-). Collaborator in ‘Open, Collaborative and Alternative Science: overcoming health, inclusion and environmental challenges in Argentina’ (2015-2016) funded by the International Development Research Centre, Canada (OCSDnet).

GRUPO EMEPA S.A
2013-2015
Responsible for design, implementation and control of the Environmental Management Plan for the main railroad infrastructure works, Buenos Aires-Rosario. Trainer in Environment, Health and Safety matters for on-site personnel.

ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES (OEA) - NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF ARGENTINA (SAyDS)
2012-2013
Junior research assistant for the project ‘Framework Program for the sustainable management of water resources in the River Plate Basin’

BENITO ROGGIO E HIJOS S.A.
2011-2013
Environmental management system (ISO14001) coordinator for large civil engineering projects in Argentina.

NATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY COMISSION OF ARGENTINA (CNEA)
2010-2011
Bachelor’s thesis internship: Sediment quality assessment for the middle-section of Reconquista River basin, Buenos Aires.

IBM ARGENTINA
2008-2010
Responsible for Panasonic North America account - Coordination of technicians at IBM sites (Argentina, Brazil, India). Documentation management, ISO9001 compliance, development of training material and workshops on-site (USA).

AGRONOMY COLLEGE - UNIVERSITY OF BUENOS AIRES
2006-2010
Ad-honorem assistant at the university’s laboratories for edaphology and analytical chemistry.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

Doctoral Consortium - OpenSym (2019, University of Skovde, Sweden) - Invited speaker

Global Open Science Hardware gathering (2018, Shenzhen, China) - Member of organizing committee

Mozilla Festival (2018, London) - Invited speaker

OpenCon Swiss (2018, Bern) - Invited speaker

Tech4Dev (2018, Lausanne) - Invited speaker

TECNOx (2018, Chile) - Invited speaker

Software Carpentry @R’lyeh Hacklab (2018, Buenos Aires) - Organizer

OpenCon 2017 (2017, Berlin) - Assistant and session organizer

1st Workshop Argentino de Ciencia Abierta (2017, Argentina) - Member of organizing committee

1st MSF Scientific Day América Latina (2017, Argentina) - Invited speaker

Introduction to Open Science at CICTERRA/CONICET (2017, Argentina) - Organizer

Jornadas de Producción Abieta y Colaborativa STEPS (2016, Argentina) - Organizer

FUNDING RECEIVED

GENEVA CITY INNOVATION PROGRAM (2019)
CHF 36000: LogAir - project funding for development of one-year pilot

SHUTTLEWORTH FOUNDATION (2020)
USD 5000: personal flash grant

MOZILLA SCIENCE MINI-GRANTS (2018)
USD 5000: funding for ETER, a community science initiative to build low-cost air quality monitors in class with teachers, in Argentina

NATIONAL SCIENCE AND RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ARGENTINA (2016)
Five-year PhD grant

TECH4DEV (2018)
Full scholarship for presenting at conference in Lausanne, Switzerland

OPENCON (2017)
Full scholarship for attending conference in Berlin, Germany

GLOBAL OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE GATHERING (2017)
Full scholarship for attending conference in Santiago, Chile

STEPS CENTRE SUMMER SCHOOL (2016)
Full scholarship for attending a two-week summer school on sustainability and science policy in Brighton, UK

VOLUNTARY PROJECTS - ADVOCACY

GOSH COMMUNITY (2018-today)
Co-organizer of global gathering 2018 at Shenzhen, China

R’LYEH HACKLAB (2017-2018)
Member of organizing commitee of a community hackerspace in Buenos Aires, Argentina

ETER PROJECT (2017-2018)
Leader of community science and education project for building air quality monitors with school teachers of Buenos Aires, Argentina

MUGRE (2017-2018)
Co-producer and host of weekly radio programme on Science and Technology divulgation

PUEBLO A PUEBLO (2015-2017)
Volunteer at a local initiative connecting agroecological producers and consumers

‘VAMOS LOS PIBES’ (2015)
Clarinet and Flute teacher at a local voluntary orchestra for kids from low-income neighbourhoods (6-12 years old)

WRITTEN PRODUCTION

DIVULGATION