What do you do?
I am a lawyer dedicated to Criminal Law in Ecuador. I am also a professor of crime theory at various universities. I consider that the example of maintaining an ethical professional praxis, is the best way to collaborates with justice and human rights in my country.
Why did you choose this field?
Since I was a child I wanted to be a teacher (I taught my dogs english lessons) and, in my youth, I realized the sense of justice in the face of crimes and, at the same time, guarantee the rights of the accused, needed female lawyers. In my country, Criminal Law was badly associated with men and corruption.
What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?
Be a medical doctor and a lawyer. I should have studied medicine first and then law. I don't rule it out. I have written 10 books on Criminal Law and I hope I will not stop doing it. Permanent study is my life guide.
Why do you love working in STEM?
Motivate my students to practice Criminal Law ethically. Demonstrate that women who do Criminal Law can be successful, without losing the humanity essence of their actions.
Best advice for next generation?
Loving and respecting what one does. Being an eternal student.
Inspo quote / fun fact / role model
“Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.” (Kant)