She was born in Mexico City on February 24, 1948; she is an astronomer and science promoter. She created a television series called “Beyond the stars”, which was awarded a prize in Mexico in 1998. She worked as general director of Science Dissemination at the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) from the year 2000 to 2004. She was elected active member of the Mexican Academy of the Language on July 24, 2003. When she is asked, “what do you do?” She usually answers: “I promote science”. In order to do this you must know and enjoy science. Since she was a child she recreated numbers in her head and loved to hear her father talk about nature. She studied Physics at UNAM and then a Master Degree in Astrophysics. At present she is a senior researcher at the Astronomy Institute of that University. She has been a university professor for 40 years. She is a member of the board of directors of the Astronomy Society for the Pacific. Her main occupation is to promote science and she feels strongly that the media should become involved in this. She has written close to 40 books and dozens of articles which have been published in several newspapers in Mexico. Her legacy Julieta Fierro is a champion of the promotion of science in Latin America, in particular in her native Mexico. She has devoted her life to the mass dissemination of the message that science is the motor of development through her more than 40 published works – including one in the maya language – and her TV programs, becoming a megaphone to bring people closer to science and science to people. This philosophy and work are similar to the goals of our organization. Awards and acknowledgements She received the Award for Dissemination of Science of the Third World Science Academy and National Dissemination Award 1992; the UNESCO Kalinga Award in 1995; Gold Medal Primo Rovis from the Theoretical Astrophysics Center of Trieste in 1996; Woman of the Year of Guadalajara and Mexico. The Latin American Prize for Science Popularization in 2001 plus many others. “Each prize surprises me; it is amazing that a group of people agree to honor me, when I have done absolutely nothing.”