I wrote this summary for an episode of "Caminos en Ciencia" :www.caminosenciencia.org/new-blog/2018/12/12/interview-with-dr-blanca-himes
Very soon my interview will be uploaded!
During my PhD I volunteered in many outreach activities, some highlights:
I was a volunteer at the celebration of the “astronomy year” in the fall of 2009 at "Universidad Nacional de Colombia", during which I helped people use telescopes to observe different constellations and planets.
Before starting college, I helped to build houses in some of Bogotá’s slums through a nonprofit organization called “Un Techo para mi País” (“A Roof for my Country”), and continued to volunteer during the beginning of college.