Sahira Carolina Vasquez Baez
graduated as a Food Technology Engineer with distinction (Summa Cum Laude) from ISA University, Dominican Republic, in 2013. She has a MSc degree in Environmental Protection and Food Agricultural Production from Hohenheim University, Germany. During her master's studies, she made a three-month research stay at Silpakorn University, Thailand in the Department of Food Science where she conducted experiments within the project "Cassava Leaves Processing for human consumption". From 2016 to 2019 she worked as a teacher and research advisor in the Department of Food Technology in ISA University. In addition, she has worked as a consultant for the private food sector of Dominican Republic in topics related with food safety for vegetables and cacao processing plants.
Currently , she is a PhD candidate in the international PhD Food Engineering and Biotechnology at the Free University of Bolzano, where she is working with the development of a Sensor Systems for an in-vitro Human Microbial Ecosystem (SHIME).