Universidad Andrés Bello Student and Professor are Two of 50 Leaders in Southern Chile

Professor Katherine Cisterna and nursing student Andrea Cataldo were recognized by Diario El Sur for their work and efforts among the 50 leaders from Chile’s Biobío region. Both are from UNAB’s Concepción campus.

Katherine Cisterna was recognized for her work to lead a global paleontology project, with students and faculty from the university. The project was focused on the discovery of a whale from the Pliocene era (between 5.3 and 2.6 million years ago).  Andrea Cataldo, a student in the university’s nursing program, led an innovative office to promote breastfeeding that is being used by students and faculty from the university. The initiative provides a special space that is calm and has resources to promote breastfeeding for up to 12 people at a time as well as refrigeration and storage facilities.

The Diario El Sure selected the top 50 leaders from the Biobío region each year based on the work they are doing and its impact on the local community.