In this eighth episode of our STE(A)M IT STEM Careers Podcast, Eleni Myrtsioti from European Schoolnet spoke with Cristina Calheiros, an Environmental Engineer and Research Scientist in Nature-Based Solutions!

Having always had an interest in the environment and having at heart to contribute to society, Cristina was genuinely drawn to this field when her grandmother first introduced her to environmental engineering. Also a believer of shared knowledge, Cristina kindly accepted our invitation to this podcast. She told us about her typical working day and the skills needed to complete her daily tasks. She also shared her advice to students, telling us about the importance of being curious, open-minded and finding your passion in life. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

CC BY 4.0: all the materials and content presented for this podcast episode have been co-created by STE(A)M IT, a project funded by the European Union’s ERASMUS+ programme project STE(A)M IT (Grant agreement 612845-EPP-1-2019-1- BE-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD), in collaboration with the Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) phase 2, a pilot project initiated and funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. European Schoolnet (EUN) oversees the interviewing and creating of the NBS Career Sheets, with the support of VO EUROPE.

Ep8: Becoming a Research Scientist in Nature-Based Solutions, inerview with Cristina Calheiros


Vanessa James

I am a communication coordinator in the Science Education Department of European Schoolnet (EUN). Holding a BA degree in Public relations and digital communications, I am passionate about graphic design, photography, web development and content management.


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