Monica Stein is the Vice Rector for Research, Partnership, and Collaboration. In this role, she oversees the Research Institute, university relations with various stakeholders (industry, alumni, and international partners), and institutional communication. She also designs, drafts, and advises UVG projects funded by USAID. Dr. Stein has consulted on science and technology for UNESCO, UNDP, and IADB. Before focusing on Science and Technology management, she was a plant biology researcher. She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Biology from Stanford University, and degrees in Biochemistry and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research has been published in peer reviewed journals such as Science and Nature. She is a DIES UNILEAD and IDC Latin America alum, as well as an organizer and/or trainer in three National Multiplication Training events.