EfS | Estudante MESUC | Jade Müller Carneiro
After obtaining my bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering and conducting a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as a part of my thesis at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), I discovered my passion for sustainability. This experience led me to an internship at the Nestlé Research Centre, where I worked on the ecodesign of food products and packaging. I consider this field to be extremely valuable and I am grateful to be pursuing a degree in and something that I strongly believe in.
I decided to attend the EfS master’s programme in order to deepen my knowledge in the field of Industrial Ecology and continue to work in LCA. I chose the University of Coimbra in particular due to the expertise held by some professors of the programme and the researchers at the Centre for Industrial Ecology (CIE), where I will carry out my dissertation project.
My experience in the EfS initiative has gone beyond just academics. It has been fascinating to meet classmates and fellow researchers who come from a variety of backgrounds, and the multi-cultural environment of the programme is truly something to be appreciated. Moreover, the vast experience of the lecturers in energy, sustainable development, and particularly the more economics-oriented courses, have answered and clarified several issues I have faced in my field. I believe the skills I have been gaining throughout the course will help me attain a more pragmatic, innovative, and holistic view of these issues, and consequently, become a more well-rounded sustainability professional.