BS Environmental Engineering/Materials Science & Engineering ’20, Honors
Drexel faculty mentor: Shivanthi Anandan
Marina D'souza is pursuing a double-major in Environmental Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. Marina started conducting research as a 2016 STAR Scholar under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Sales, working on scaling up a novel photobioreactor design for growing algae at high densities. During her second year, she continued as an undergraduate researcher in the Sales lab, working on the new bioreactors she designed and constructed. Marina was a member of the 2015-16 Engineering Learning Community and was selected to participate in the 2016 Design Your Drexel workshop. She is actively involved in several student organizations on campus and is an RA at the freshmen residence halls on campus. She is currently completing her second co-op experience. The first half of her co-op took place at a manufacturing company in Dubai, United Arab Emirates where she was an engineering intern. The second half of her co-op took place in Freiberg, Germany at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg as a research assistant designing a reactor that used organoclays to treat wastewater.
Last updated: September 2018