Barbara Damasceno is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the Chemistry Department at Rice University. Her Ph.D. research is ongoing at the Aeronautics Institute of Technology. She studied her BS in Materials Engineering at the Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco in Brazil.
Barbara likes being introduced to new cultures and hanging out with diverse people. She also enjoys aerial activities.
She believes that networks among students and professionals with diverse backgrounds create a supportive community willing to exchange cultural understanding.