Today marks the first day of our Women and Girls in Science Campaign. One this day, we would like to feature Camila Levy, of the R+D department.
Camila works as a Research and Development Manager at Tradecorp. Originally from Brazil, Camila began working for Tradecorp in 2007, and eventually moved to the company’s Madrid headquarters in 2013. She is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, and holds a Master’s in Tropical Agriculture, Fertility, and Soil Management from IAC (Instituto Agronômico de Campinas in Brazil) as well as a Master’s in Project Management from EAE Business School.
I admire Victoria Fernandez for both her work and who she is as a person. She is a professor and researcher at the UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) and a great scientist! One of the most brilliant person I have ever worked with (and a fellow woman in science!)
When you decided to pursue a career in science:
I always knew I’d like to work with science. It could have been in biology, water, environment or even math! I was always an admirer of the sciences, and almost had an academic career! My life sent me to a different pathway, but I’m very happy I can keep working with science.
Best thing about Tradecorp:
The best thing about my job is that I’m never bored. One day I’m in the office, under the air-conditioning, and the next I am descending the most beautiful mountain I have ever seen in my life.
Best agricultural advancement:
In my opinion, the most useful technological advancement in the Agricultural sector in recent years are biostimulants. I absolutely adore the biostimulants discovery and study. I believe is the best tool we have today to overcome losses of yield. I’m also a huge fan of “digital farming” and the use of data for predictions. It’s a new field, and very promising.
Something to be proud of:
Coming to work in Europe, in our Central Office before I reach 30 years old is something that I’m super proud of. Also, being part of my team and having the opportunity to develop our skills and accomplishments together on a daily basis is something that makes me wake up every day and be thankful.
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