Wanda Diaz Merced lost her vision while studying at the University of Puerto Rico. Unable to study data the way she had in the past, she had the realization that visual scientific data could be translated into sound. Because of this discovery, called sonification, she can do research at the same advanced level as before losing her eyesight.
Wanda Diaz Merced's determination and brave pursuit of her passion has opened the doors for a more diverse and accessible scientific community. As she says, "Science is for everyone. It has to be available to everyone, because we are all natural explorers."
Originally, posted on Sept. 27 2021. Updated for relevancy.