Working Experience

Present              Social Media Manager/Content Creator, Astro & Space
2019-2020         Communications Manager & Data Analyst, She Speaks Science, Cambridge, UK
Pro-rata            Technical Writer, Holdsworth Associates, Swavesey, UK
2014-2018          Research Scientist, Radboud University, The Netherlands
2014-2017           Teaching Assistant, Radboud University, The Netherlands
2012                     Summer Research Assistant, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA
2011                      Teaching Assistant, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico


2014-2018         PhD (Astrophysics), Radboud University (in colaboration with Leiden Observatory), Nijmegen, The Netherlands
                            Thesis title: AMUSE-ing winds in binary stars: A study of the impact of stellar winds on the orbital evolution of double stars
                            Supervisors: Dr Onno Pols and Prof Dr Simon Portegies Zwart

2012-2014         MSc (Astrophysics), Astromundus Masters Program, Joint Diploma from the Universities of Göttingen (Germany), Rome ”Tor Vergata” (Italy), Innsbruck (Austria)
                            Thesis title: Planetary bombardment in young planetary systems
                            Supervisor: Dr Sandra Jeffers

2007-2011         BSc Hons (Physics), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico
                            Thesis title: Hydrodynamics of the interaction of compact objects
                            Supervisor: Prof William Lee Alardin

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Saladino & Pols (2019), Astronomy & Astrophysics, 629, A103: The eccentric behaviour of windy binary stars
  • Saladino, et al. (2019), Astronomy & Astrophysics, 626, A68: Slowly, slowly in the wind: 3D hydrodynamical simulations of wind mass transfer and angular-momentum loss in AGB binary systems
  • van der Helm, Saladino, et. al. (2019), Astronomy & Astrophysics, 625, A85: Simulating stellar winds in AMUSE
  • Saladino, et. al. (2018), Astronomy & Astrophysics, 618, A50: Gone with the wind: the impact of wind mass transfer on the orbital evolution of AGB binary systems
  • Ramirez-Ruiz, et al. including Saladino (2015), The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 802-2, L2: Compact Stellar Binary Assembly in the First Nuclear Star Clusters and r-process Synthesis in the Early Universe

Conferences, workshops and talks

  • 2020 Invited talk. One Thousand and One Nights of Science Stories, Institute of Astronomy, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2018 Invited talk. Stars meeting, IoA Cambridge, UK
  • 2018 Invited talk. Institute of Astronomy Seminars, IoA Cambridge, UK
  • 2017 Invited talk. Stars meeting, IoA Cambridge, UK
  • 2017 Talk. The Physics of evolved stars: the role of binarity. Nice, France
  • 2017 Talk. The impact of binaries on stellar evolution. Garching, Germany
  • 2017 Talk. Dutch Astronomy Conference. Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 2016 Poster. NOVA IRB Meeting. Leiden, The Netherlands
  • 2016 Invited talk. Binary stars meeting, Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2016 Talk. Conference: Blowing in the wind. Quy Nhon, Vietnam.
  • 2016 Invited talk. Stars Meeting. Argelander-Institute for Astronomy, Bonn, Germany
  • 2016 Poster. Conference: Binaries in Cambridge. Cambridge, UK
  • 2016 Poster. 71st Netherlands Astronomy Conference
  • 2015 Short Talk. The Impact of Massive Binaries Throughout the Universe. Lorentz Center, The Netherlands.
  • 2015 Poster. 70th Netherlands Astronomy Conference. 2015 Python Workshop. Leiden Observatory
  • 2015 Talk. NOVA Fall School. Dwingello, The Netherlands
  • 2011 Talk. XXIV National Congress of Astronomy. Guadalajara, Mexico 2011 Poster. National Congress of Physics. Merida, Mexico


2020             Spanish translation of the calendar “Women who made nuclear astrophysics”, COST/ChETEC
2019-2020   Translator for outreach articles (English-Spanish), She Speaks Science
2019             Reviewer for Astrophysical Journal publications (2 articles)
2017-2018   Stellar group meeting organiser, Radboud University, The Netherlands
2014-2017   Organisation of department day out. Radboud University, The Netherlands
2015-2016   Organisation of Sinterklaas. Radboud University, The Netherlands
2015             Co-organized Dutch national astronomy olympiad (poster design)

Academic Visits and Summer Schools

2020      Science Communication Summer School 2020, Leiden University, NL
2018       PhD Guest, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK
2017       PhD Guest, Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, NL
2017       PhD Guest, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK
2014      Summer School in Astrophysics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
2011        7th Summer School in Astrophysics, Centro de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica, Morelia, México
2011        XX Summer School in Astronomy, Instituto de Astronomía-Ensenada, UNAM and Observatorio Astronómico Nacional, San Pedro Mártir, México
Spectral classification of Kepler stars.

Honours, awards and grants

2021 ALMA-ANID Grant for the project entitled: Designing engaging educational resources for primary and secondary schools: astronomy puzzles. Awarded by ANID (Chilean National Research and Development Agency), ~39,000 euro
20212022 DICyT (Scientific and Technological Research Office of Universidad de Santiago de Chile) grant for postdoctoral position. ~16,000 euro
2020 – 2021 Finalist of the contest “Ciencia-me un cuento” (Science-me a story), Society of Spanish Researchers in the UK. Story published in Principia Magazine
2020 Sistema Nacional de Investigadores. Candidate Level.
2019    International Astronomical Union/Office of Astronomy for Development grant for the outreach project She Speaks Science. Co-holder. 2800 euro
2017    LKBF Foundation travel grant for the conference The physics of evolved stars: the role of binarity in Nice, France. 400 euro
2016    LKBF Foundation travel grant for conference Blowing in the wind in Quy Nhon, Vietnam. 1000 euro
2012    Astromundus scholarship for masters studies, awarded by the Erasmus Mundus program (32,000 euro)
2012    Orange Tulip Scholarship, Netherlands Embassy in Mexico (Declined)
2012    Bachelor degree obtained Cum Laude

Teaching and Mentoring

2014-2017 Teaching Assistant, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

  • Introduction to astronomy (BSc course)
  • Programming in C (BSc course)
  • Programming in Python(BSc course)
  • Stellar evolution (BSc course)
  • Compact objects (MSc course)
2011-2012 Teaching Assistant, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Introduction to thermodynamics and fluid mechanics

Outreach and Volunteering

2021             Mothers In Astronomy, Gravitational Wave talk for visually impaired people, ebook, Germany
2021             Gravitational Wave talk for visually impaired people, (Taller de Astronomía Inclusiva con Bibliociegos (Inclusivity Workshop), Chile
2021             Why are binary stars important to astronomers?, Contribution to All About Space Magazine, UK
2021             11 Women in Astro & Space Calendar, Idea and Design
2021             ¿Por qué nos sigue la luna?, Kids story, published by Principia
2021            Art and Science discussion, Online, Cientificas MX, Mexico
2020            Ask an Expert, Online, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
2020            Pint of Science – Creative Encounters team, Cambridge, UK
2020            Story: Chronicles of the cosmos: Fermi, the alien and the telescope She Speaks Science, Cambridge, UK
2020           Published story and kids activities for Open Up Science Cambridge Science Centre, Cambridge, UK
2020           Video about binary stars for kids Brainy Facts Series, Primary Schools, UK
2020           Talk:Chronicles of Mars, Astronomy on Tap, Bonn, Germany
2020           Yuri’s Night 2020, Science Museum, London, UK (Unfortunately, due to the current situation with the COVID-2019 this event was cancelled)
2019            Talk: Simulating the cosmos, Girls in Physics, Highgate School, London, UK
2019           Story: 10 things you didn’t know about binary stars She Speaks Science, Cambridge, UK
2018            Gravitational Wave Simulator, Vierdaagse Festival, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2018            Volunteer, Cambridge Science Festival, Cambridge, UK
2017            Talk: The secret life of double stars, Astronomy on Tap, Leiden, The Netherlands
2016            Introductory talk to ”The Martian‘’ movie: The possibility of living in Mars, International Science Festival, InScience, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2011             Volunteer, The astronomical legacy of our ancestors, Mexico City, Mexico
2009-2011  Volunteer, Night of the Stars, Mexico City, Mexico
2010            Volunteer, Mathematical Festival, Mexico City, Mexico

Courses and Certifications

  • Become a Better Presenter: Improve Your Public Speaking Skills, Royal Observatory Greenwich, UK (2020)
  • Public Engagement Evaluation, University of Cambridge, UK (2020)
  • Animate your research, University of Cambridge, UK (2020)
  • Working with Museums, University of Cambridge, UK (2020)
  • Editing your research video, University of Cambridge, UK (2019)
  • Shooting your research video, University of Cambridge, UK (2019)
  • Introduction to social media engagement as a tool for outreach, University of Cambridge, UK (2019)
  • Photography, Unshaken Photography, Cambridge, UK
  • Perfecting your academic writing skills, Radboud University, The Netherlands (2016)
  • Sciences and Humanities in the Formation of the Mexican Culture, Seminario de Cultura Mexicana, Mexico (2009)
  • Webpage design, Universidad Autonóma de México, Mexico

Computational Expertise

  • Operating Systems: Linux, MacOS, Windows
  • Programming languages: Fortran (fluent), Python (fluent), HTML (fluent), SVN (basic), Slurm (basic)
  • Scientific software: LaTeX, Gnuplot, Github, Jupyter
  • Astronomical software: IRAF/Pyraf, AMUSE
  • Numerical simulations: 3D smoothed particle hydrodynamics (Fi, Gadget-2), N-body codes (Mercury, Huayno), Stellar Evolution codes (SSE)
  • Analytics Software (marketing oriented): Google Analytics
  • Design Software: Canva, Piktochart, WordPress, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign (basic)
  • Film Editing Software: DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Rush
  • Commonly used software:Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Numbers, Keynote, Pages



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Social knowledge