Genaro Aldana Chavez

2021/2022 Kirchner Food Fellow
Mexico Fellows

Genaro is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Bionanotechnology Engineering at Universidad Iberoamericana in Guanajuato, Mexico. He is passionate about bridging the gap between applied science and public policy making.

As a STEM advocate, Genaro has attended two climate change UNFCCC’s COPs, where he realized a lack of technical knowledge while the implementing science-based regulations was taking place. He is a BAYER’s Youth Ag Summit Alumnus, selected in 2019 for his undergraduate dissertation on the nutritional value of Mexican algae.

He is member of the Innovation and Creativity Council in León, representing “León 2030”, the NGO he cofounded for activism professionalization, and learning from the innovation ecosystem about Industry 4.0, design thinking for public initiatives and STEM education for public welfare.

He believes technology transfer can help tackle food security while strengthening emerging economies for an industrial degrowth.