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Isabel Torres

CEO - Mothers in Science

Isabel Torres is co-founder and CEO at Mothers in Science, a non-profit organisation that aims to retain women in STEM careers by providing support to mothers and raising awareness of the motherhood penalty and other barriers preventing women with children from progressing in their STEM careers. Isabel began her research career at the University of Cambridge, where she completed a PhD in genetics before working as a Research Associate at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Later, she established an academic editing and consultancy business and more recently she founded Pretty Smart Science, a science communication platform that promotes women in STEM by featuring inspirational women scientists in biographies and video interviews. Currently, she is a science editor at Blue Skies Science Editing and a science writer for PLoS.