Graduating from Nebraska means having a strong sense of community, education, hard work and excellence in agriculture and research skills.
Looking back on her time at the university, Da Silva loved the quality learning environment she had as well as the safe and friendly community Lincoln provided. She’s also grateful that she had a chance to explore the Midwest culture and other parts of the state through her coursework, such as “Plant Diseases Across Nebraska.” The class also tied into her doctoral research on corn varieties largely bred for biofuel production.
“[This class] was one of my favorite memories,” Da Silva said. “It was so much fun to see how creative local Nebraskan farmers are to combat plant diseases.”
While working to complete her research project, Da Silva also interned for NUtech Ventures as a commercialization analyst. Her job was to work with researchers to complete the background research and market evaluation before an invention could be patented.
“I learned first-hand about the great technologies being created on campus and helping researchers transfer these inventions into the marketplace,” said Da Silva. She noted this was one of her proudest moments because of the skills she gained for her future career, as well getting to know about advancements in many industries outside of her own.
“After graduation, I’m most looking forward to apply the knowledge I acquired her on campus back to the community,” Da Silva said.
As she pursues her career in the agricultural biotech industry, Da Silva will continue to stay in contact with the friends and mentors she’s made during her time at Nebraska, no matter where in the world she ends up next.Meet more international Huskers