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K. Samanta Orellana Arévalo

Country of origin: Guatemala Currently in: United States, AZ General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


2018 Master Biological Systems and Organisms
2014 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

Biologist and Entomologist. Currently pursuing a PhD in Evolutionary Biology, focused in Coleoptera Systematics.

Publications resulting from Research: 

Yoshimoto, J., Cano, E.B. & S. Orellana (Editors). (2015). “Insectos de Guatemala: Guía de Identificación (Insects of Guatemala: Identification Guide)”. Guatemala: University of The Valley of Guatemala and The Museum of Natural History of San Carlos of Guatemala University. (Book).

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study
Research assistant at the Biodiversity Integration Center, Arizona State University.


The Coleopterists Society
Entomological Society of America
Colegio Profesional de Farmacéuticos y Químicos de Guatemala
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Aug 2016
In Region Scholarship-DAAD
In Region Scholarship for Masters Studies 2016-2018, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).