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Wilka Carvalho – RUA Community Engagement Board Member

Wilka Carvalho, Kempner Fellow, Harvard University

RUA Affiliation: Community Engagement Board Member, Research Exchange Participant

What are you currently studying and why did you choose your field of study?

My field is computer science. I decided to go into this field because I want to replicate the brain’s learning algorithms.

Why did you choose to participate in RUA activities?

It seemed like a good way to practice growing community.

What is a highlight of your RUA participation?

I got funding to visit a group that eventually recruited me for a postdoc. They also helped me get a prestigious and well-funded postdoc fellowship.

What advice do you have for graduate students or postdocs?

Don’t lose sight of the excitement that brought you to academia.