MANAGEMENT TEAM

Polymath Scientists-Artists Working Together

MLG

Co-Founder and Executive Scientific & Artistic Director

Mónica López-González, PhD

Biography

Mónica is a multilingual English-French-Spanish-Italian-speaking Cognitive Scientist, Educator, Entrepreneur, Multidisciplinary Artist, Speaker, Science Communicator, Theorist and Writer. A firm believer of the intrinsic link between Science and Art, her work for La Petite Noiseuse Productions uniquely merges questions, methods, data and theory from both the Sciences and the Arts to better understand and unleash our creative thinking and making capacities as human beings. She has been recognized as a "particularly imaginative polymath" by the Imagination Institute of the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center.

Mónica heads a unique Research & Development program within Creativity and Human Intelligence and has created a novel platform for understanding humans' abilities to adapt to multisensory, multi-agent environments. Such a platform, which merges the cognitive sciences and the arts, has led to theoretical insights and publications detailing the original empirical paradigm, analyses, results obtained and applicational value to areas in autonomous systems, microelectronics, STEAMM education, and leadership, to name a few.

Staunchly advocating for experiential, multidisciplinary and multicultural learning, Mónica has pioneered since 2009 a range of unique and popular STEAMM courses at the intersection of the mind/brain sciences and the visual, literary and performing arts from precollege to postgraduate levels as faculty at Johns Hopkins University, Peabody Institute and Maryland Institute College of Art. Mónica leads B2B workshops and mentoring programs in business intelligence, creative organizational leadership, STEAMM education, and applied cognition and data analytics in a variety of areas with academic, institutional, private sector and individual clients.

A leading proponent of integrative Science-Art research, application, communication and engagement within the scientific community, Mónica has been a program committee member since 2015 for IS&T's international Human Vision & Electronic Imaging conference and co-chaired its newest 'Art & Perception' session. A leading proponent of integrative Art-Science development, communication and promotion within the arts and culture community, Mónica was recently appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

Prior to co-founding La Petite Noiseuse Productions, Mónica worked in the biotech industry as director of business development. She is the Executive Director of Business Development at Novodux and applies her business, scientific and artistic acumen to digital challenges in healthcare and beyond. She has also simultaneously produced work as an accomplished multidisciplinary artist since 2007 and exhibited her film photographs throughout Maryland and New York in both solo and group shows and premiered several films in various national festivals. Mónica is the in-house photographer for all works produced by La Petite Noiseuse Productions.

Mónica is a frequent keynote speaker, consultant, adviser and guest in various national and international venues, see calendar for latest public engagements. Mónica earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and French, and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Cognitive Science, all from Johns Hopkins University, a Certficate of Art in Photography from Maryland Institute College of Art, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For more about Mónica see her CV

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Co-Founder and Executive Business Director & Producer

Irene Gonzalez, PhD

Biography

Irene is a bilingual Spanish-English senior executive, entrepreneur, inventor and innovator with more than 25 years of experience in the business, management, operations, and execution of numerous projects, contracts, and product development in the academic, government, and private sectors, and the production and entertainment industry.

Irene manages the business, financial and operational activities of La Petite Noiseuse Productions, and the contracting of artists and technical personnel participating in the different artworks and scientific data created and directed by the Scientific & Artistic Director. Irene is casting director, stage designer and producer for all artistic productions. She is also designer of La Petite Noiseuse Productions' website and all marketing and advertising materials for publications and public events. Irene currently heads the multilingual publishing program of all new, original works within the company. Irene's major interest is to advance the multidisciplinary scientific and artistic goals of La Petite Noiseuse Productions. Irene is the in-house and external videographer for all works including talks, seminars, and workshops produced by La Petite Noiseuse Productions.

Irene is also the Founder, President and CEO of Novodux, and has held senior executive positions throughout her professional career. She was the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Valens Therapeutics, Senior Vice President of Alseres Pharmaceuticals; Vice President of Boston Life Sciences; Scientific Review Officer at the National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH-NIAID); Director of the Molecular Biology Division of Boston Biomedica; Director of Genetic Engineering of Biotrax; Assistant Professor and Tenured Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Mexico; Research Scientist and Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biology of Johns Hopkins University. Irene earned BS and MS degrees from the University of Mexico and a joint PhD degree with Johns Hopkins University. Irene has been the recipient and principal investigator of numerous NIH-funded research grants and contracts, has received many awards, and serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals of the American Society for Microbiology and the European and Japanese Society for Marine Biotechnology. She has extensive experience as a consultant in all her areas of expertise, is an advisor and mentor to startup companies and aspiring entrepreneurs, is a translator of scientific articles and patents, and a frequent speaker in business and entrepreneurship. Irene has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters and abstracts. Irene holds several patents under her name for novel medicines issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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