Miss Marcela Porto Costa
I am an enthusiastic person and I enjoy transit in multicultural environments. I try to combine technical skills with commercial needs, connecting multiple instances in order to create new sustainability opportunities.
At the moment I am developing my PhD regarding TRUE project (https://www.true-project.eu/), which aims to identify the best routes, or “transition paths” to increase sustainable legume cultivation and consumption across Europe.
As an environmental engineer by training, I have worked for BASF (Chemical Company) on the field of Environmental, Economic and Social Life Cycle Assessment and related approaches for different value chains, such as agriculture (soy, corn, sorghum, cattle, eucalyptus, potatoes, coffee, sugarcane, etc), paints (for domestic and automotive use) and its logistics and biofertilisers.
Within this time frame, I developed my Master’s project regarding complexes agricultural systems for commodities in Brazil video: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxLY8B46NA0); article: (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652617323569). I also had the opportunity to give Lectures in the MBA program of IBS (International Business School) regarding the agribusiness and sustainability module) and to participate of some congresses.