Tell us a bit about your background:
I was born in Brazil, my mother is Portuguese and my father is Italian. I decided to study agriculture science because I grew up on my grandfather’s farm. I have lived in four different countries (Brazil, NZ, France and Australia) and I’ve been in the seed business for the last 5 years.
What is it you like about working in the vegetable industry?
I like the idea of working outdoors, I love plants, the complexity of agro-ecosystems and the freshness of the vegetable production.
What do you like doing in your spare time?
My hobbies are mainly outdoors activities: hiking, camping and swimming. Also love hanging with friends and going out to explore new cafes in Melbourne, where I am based when I am not traveling the country inspecting crops or running trials.
What is your favourite vegetable, and why?
My favorite veggie to eat is tomato with some olive oil and oregano. My favorite vegetable crop to work with is Onions because they are flexible to work with. They are resilient which gives you a large window to access trials and collect data from them.