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Jennifer Valdivia Espino, M.S.

Student and Fellow Program Manager, SFARI and Neuroscience Collaborations


Jennifer Valdivia Espino is the student and fellow program manager for the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) and the Simons Foundation Neuroscience Collaborations. She joined the foundation in 2022. She is responsible for unifying programs that support the professional development of early-career scientists and promote the inclusion of scientists from diverse backgrounds into the study of autism, systems and computational neuroscience, and healthy brain aging. Valdivia Espino previously served as the assistant director for the Graduate Program in Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She holds an M.S. in population health sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an alumna of the Pennsylvania State University McNair Scholars Program and the University of Wisconsin-Madison SciMed Graduate Research Scholars Program.

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