Get to know… is a new feature for UF/IFAS CREC social media. In it we get to know one of the faculty, staff or students working at UF/IFAS CREC. Eva Mulandesa is from Mozambique and icurrently is a University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in plant pathology. She is a member of Dr. Megan Dewdney’s lab working on citrus black spot disease.
When did you start working/studying at CREC?
I started working at the CREC on January 2nd, 2019 as an intern and subsequently joined a master’s program in August 2019.
What are your responsibilities at CREC?
I am a master’s student in Dr. Dewdney’s lab. Currently, working on citrus black spot disease.
What are you really proud of working at CREC?
I am very proud of the hard work of all the CREC team (professors, students, and staff) on trying to help citrus growers and industries on addressing their concerns and finding solutions to the problem they are facing now.
What is the most rewarding part of your experience?
The most rewarding part of my experience is the possibility of working with people from different labs (from Gainesville and Balm), learning new techniques (plant pathology field), and enhancing my personal and professional skills.
Who is your favorite superhero?
My mother is my superhero 🙂. However, I do have one from the movies which is Wonder Woman.
What is your favorite type of citrus?
My favorite type of citrus is tangerine.
Where is your favorite vacation spot?
For my vacation, I would like to visit San Francisco or Las Vegas.
What is your favorite thing to cook/eat?
If you could invite three people to share a meal with, who would it be (other than family)?
Perseverance, Laura and Samuel
What is your favorite song or recording artist?
Do you have a favorite movie? Book?
The imitation game (movie); The Mirror Sisters Series (books)