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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Marisa Estrada

Ritzy Periwinkle
United States

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Marisa Estrada, also known as Ritzy, is a creative professional, change-maker, and connector who thrives at the intersection of creative innovation, tech, and community impact. With roots in music, art, and web3, Ritzy brings a unique blend of artistic expression and new web technology experience to her work. This distinctive combination has allowed her to carve a niche in the ever-evolving landscape of web3, where creativity and technology converge to shape the future. Her work transcends personal success; it serves as a powerful catalyst for social change. Ritzy is driven by the belief that the fusion of art, technology, and inclusivity can reshape our world for the better. As a proud advocate for culture, justice, and diversity, she is dedicated to ensuring that marginalized communities thrive in our tech-centric world.

As the host and producer of the Word To Your Mama podcast, Ritzy amplifies diverse voices and celebrates shared experiences, creating a platform where unique perspectives and stories come to life.


• Partner at Hola Metaverso
• Member of the Official Delegation for the 3rd Annual Congressional Briefing of Women of Color in Blockchain in Washington DC.
• Women of Web3: A special initiative featuring Women of Web3 speaking at the United Nations 78 Science Summit
• Mentor at Latinas In Tech

Reach out to her to discuss:
- The importance of diversity in emerging web technologies like blockchain, advanced computing, and immersive access.
- How blockchain can empower marginalized communities.
- Explore insights on authentically cultivating communities and fostering connections with organizations that align with your mission.
And so many different topics. Marisa remains open to connecting and building bridges to make a meaningful impact on the world.