Milena Boniolo is a chemist and PhD student at the Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil. She is currently developing methods to detect emerging contaminants in the environment.
How exactly do you plan to change the world?
I love the idea of green chemistry, and how to give importance to materials before we throw them away (like the skins of fruits and vegetables). I’m always passionate about putting together the areas like science, social and technology, but I can’t do it alone. And, I believe that it is important to understand and investigate the environmental crisis we are living, and work with others on the best way to try to solve it.
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