Latin America and the Caribbean



The fairy folk have all chosen a region to investigate women scientists.

Joan the Wad, Queen of the Cornish Piskies wanted to look at Latin America and the Caribbean.

She has asked a female Curupira from Brazil to help her as well as Auntie of the Starlight from the Caribbean.



Professor Esperanza MARTÍNEZ-ROMERO has been recognized for her pioneering research into the use of eco-friendly bacteria to encourage plant growth and this helps to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers.

She is the Professor of Environmental Sciences at the Center for Genome Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico.

She was recognised by the L'Oréal UNESCO exceptional women in science 2020





Maria is based in Cuba and is a Biostatisician and set up the internationally recognised Clinical trial centre so that they could test drugs for cancer and vaccines in Cuba.










Esther studies viruses. She is recognised for her work in establishing labs to test for viruses such as HIV, as well as for her involvement in the polio eradication  through which millions of children have been spared the crippling effects of this disease.

She was born in Trinidad.