Sylvia Heredia

Communications Coordinator

Office: Biosci 4004 (East wing)

My responsibilities are:
- to manage the Department's website and postings on social media,
- to prepare and support graphic illustrations in collaboration with Zoology members for public outreach, grant agencies and publications,
- to promote departmental events to facilitate the Department of Zoology interactions within the unit and within UBC.


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  • History

    Certificate, Scientific Illustration Program, California State University-Monterrey Bay, California, USA
    PhD, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California-Riverside, California, USA
    MRs, Department of Ecology, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh-Scotland
    BA Biology, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá-Colombia


As a trained biologist and a science illustrator, I have instinctively translated abstract concepts into graphic images. The language of science is communicated primarily with words. I strongly believe that when this language is translated into images the potential for communication becomes nearly universal. New discoveries and understandings of the natural world happen almost daily. Those discoveries should be available to everyone. Through scientific communication, particularly as a science illustrator I aim to do that.