Andrés Villegas

VP, Spanish Speaking Events

Andrés is a PhD student in the Neurobiology and Behavior program at Columbia. Raised by a recently immigrated single mother in a predominantly Latino and African American community, Andrés is committed to extend his reach to underrepresented communities. He is also the community outreach chair of SOCA and a representative of the SAC—Diversity and Inclusion in Neuroscience subcommittee. As the Vice President of Spanish Speaking Events, he will continue the theme of inclusion to make the excellent scientific research being done at Columbia accessible to the communities of Harlem and Washington Heights.