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Hispanic and Latinx Scientists

Gabriela Farfan

Gabriela Farfan

Image credit:  “Gabriela Farfan | Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.” Naturalhistory.Si.Edu, Accessed 23 Apr. 2020.

Gabriela Farfan was born in 1991 in Madison, Wisconsin. She began studying rocks at a young age and was a friend to the University of Wisconsin Geology Museum from the time she was 7 years old. As a high school student she studied in the Geology Department at University of Wisconsin.

Gabriela Farfan is a scientist who works as a curator of gems and minerals at the Smithsonian Institution. She studies Environmental Mineralogy, Biomineralization, and Gem Science. Farfan studied at Stanford University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Geological and Environmental Sciences, and holds a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).