NASA’s Earth Science Applied Sciences Program featured SERVIR-Amazonia’s Africa Flores whose award-winning career was recently recognized in the “Breakthrough Women in Science” video series of Science Friday. Africa Flores is the land cover land use change thematic lead and regional science coordination lead for SERVIR-Amazonia.
The Breakthrough series is a collaboration between Science Friday and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a science philanthropy dedicated to advancing biomedical research and science education. The series follows women working at the forefront of their industries to blend personal stories with the innovative scientific research of women across science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. By showing scientists like Flores overcoming challenges like institutional norms and challenging working conditions, the program’s producers say they hope the series inspires women to lead careers in industries historically dominated by men.