Yuly Fuentes-Medel Ph.D.
Yuly is an advisor to Closed Loop Partners’ work in the fashion industry.
Dr. Yuly Fuentes-Medel catalyzes creative ideas and is an ecosystem builder. She currently works at the Massachusetts Institute of technology as Program Manager of Fiber Technologies and is the founder of Value of Science. She created DESCIENCE, a global collective of designers, scientists & technologists, connecting the world of science and Design. She was selected as Human of the year by motherhood Magazine in 2018 and received the 2015 Boston Business Magazine “Woman to Watch” Award.
She graduated with a PhD in biomedical sciences from MIT’s Medical School and trained at the MIT Sloan School in Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship. She currently serves as President of the board of the Chile-Massachusetts Alliance to support international exchange of investment, technological business, talent and social impact. She is a past board member of FIT Lab and a current board member of Aji Challenge, a chilean accelerator that fosters the success of technological companies in global markets.
As a member of Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (WEST), she received a Volunteer Giving back award. She is also a member of the innovation committee at MIT’s enterprise forum, a reviewer for MIT’s Legatum Center and an advisor to MIT Delta students’ start ups. During her time as a Ph.D. student, she helped pioneer the International workshop called “Small Brains Big Ideas”. So far, this initiative has successfully trained almost a hundred Latin-American students. Trained as a biochemist at University of Concepcion in her native Chile, she is constantly in search of opportunities to support young talent and technologies to make an impact in global markets.