Portrait of Mayra Yucely Beb Caal


Mayra Yucely Beb Caal

  • 2024
  • Participant
  • Female Science Talents

Mayra Yucely Beb Caal, a PhD candidate in Control and Automation at Bourgogne Franche-Comté University, hails from Guatemala. Currently a member of the Micro and Nano Robotics team at the prestigious FEMTO-ST Institute in France, she focuses on computer vision at the micro and nanoscale. Mayra has a background in Mechatronic Engineering and has completed an international Master’s Degree in Mechatronic and Micro-Mechatronic Systems from esteemed institutions. She is a proud member of various professional organisations and actively engages with them, promoting diversity in STEM careers. Mayra is passionate about pushing the boundaries of technology, particularly in the realm of robotics and automation. She actively seeks to make an impact and serves as an inspiration to young girls through her work.

I want to inspire and demonstrate to all girls that we can pursue careers in STEM fields, develop professionally, and explore the world. I want to do this because girls need inspirational role models from their regions, and the statistics of women pursuing careers in STEM have yet to be improved. I can do this because I am of Maya-Kekchí origin in Guatemala, and have been studying diligently in different countries and regions since my early years of education.

Mayra Yucely Beb Caal is a part of 2024 Intensive Track