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Douglas Santos

Aspiring Food Engineer

About me

I am a novice professional with meaningful experience and sturdy education on engineering principles, biological procedures, and agricultural practices. I aspire to become a professional food engineer; optimizing fresh food production, water usage, farming, and sustainable agriculture.

Skills and tools

Plant Based Foods
Agriculture
Education/Research
Team Work
Team Management
Food Policy/Activism/Government
Mechanical Aptitude
Operations

Education

January 2021
Master of Science in Biosystems Engineering
University of Manitoba

I am developing my own research project that studies the characterization of the pore structure of granular material under storage ecosystem conditions affected by different physical factors, including moisture content, inter-particle interaction, particle size, and dockage distribution using non-destructive x-ray and image analysis.

August 2016 -May 2020
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biological Engineering
University of Florida

I graduated with a specialization in Biosystems engineering which provides a framework for integrating fundamental engineering sciences and practice with biological sciences. The curriculum prepares students for advanced studies in biomedical engineering, bioprocess engineering, and agricultural engineering and fulfills many of the requirements for admission to medical, dental, and veterinary professional programs 

Work Experience

January 2022 -Currently working
Student Ambassador
University of Manitoba

Performing an integral role in developing and executing projects for the growth of the faculty’s undergraduate programs, as well as fostering important relationships that the institution has with industry, stakeholders, and alumni.

January 2021 -Currently working
Graduate Research Assistant
University of Manitoba

Douglas is involved in a research project that studies the characterization of the pore structure of granular material under storage ecosystem conditions affected by different physical factors, including moisture content, inter-particle interaction, particle size, and dockage distribution using non-destructive x-ray and image analysis.

August 2020 -December 2020
Information Technology Instructor
Puerto Rico Department of Education

• Organized didactic material based on discernment and understanding of curriculum guidelines, delivering lessons to students in both synchronous and asynchronous virtual mode using web-based learning platforms fostering collaboration, imagination, and learning.• Conducted IT skills gap analysis as well as role-specific training on programs and tools both teachers and students use daily in response to adapting to new e-learning methods and challenges.

May 2019 -August 2019
Summer Engineering Intern
BrightView Landscapes

During my time in BrightView Landscape services, I had the opportunity to learn from professionals in the field through workshops, supervised practices, and professional seminars. In addition, I was able to:• Engage in diverse workshops and technical training organized by managers and supervisors from different departments learning valuable knowledge on OSHA Safety protocols, Lean Six Sigma principles, ISO protocols, SQL data analysis, CAD engineering design, among others.• Develop theoretical knowledge and troubleshooting skills on irrigation systems including manipulation of electronic controllers, decoders, pressurized valves, an inspection of wire systems, maintenance of industrial and residential pumps, etcetera.• Participate in didactic activities both learning and training personnel in financial forecast development, engineering design, pathogen identification in vegetation, mixing of chemicals and pesticides, safety inspections, etcetera.

May 2018 -August 2018
Telecommunications Consultant
TracFone Wireless, Inc.

As a Telecommunication consultant and customer service agent, my main role was to:• Display valuable bilingual skills, multitasking technological skills, and critical thinking in order to assist customers by responding to concerns and solving technical issues including network signal connection, residential internet connection, equipment installation, etcetera.

Awards and Certificates :

January 2021
Agrotechnology Fundamentals
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México No expiration date

October 2020
Food and Agricultural Innovation
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México No expiration date

September 2021
Research Methods
Politecnico di Milano No expiration date

June 2020
Outstanding Student Award
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

The Outstanding Student Award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate student member of the
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) who excels scholastically
and shows community involvement through participation in professional, local, regional, or
international activities as demonstrated by activities and/or offices held

September 2019
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Undergraduate Scholarship
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

August 2016
United World College Davis Scholarship
University of Florida/Davis Foundation

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