Maria Fernanda Laguarda Mallo

Maria Fernanda Laguarda MalloMaria Fernanda Laguarda Mallo is a PhD Candidate and Graduate Research Fellow at the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering. She holds two Bachelor’s degrees, one in Architecture and another in Interior Design, from Universidad ORT Uruguay, a Master’s degree in Timber Construction from Universidad del Bío Bío (Chile) and a Master’s degree in Bioproducts and Biosystems Science, Engineering and Management from the University of Minnesota.  At the moment she is working with Dr. Omar Espinoza in topics regarding wood properties, timber construction, sustainability, energy efficiency and market potential of wood-based products. Since 2015 she has been the Treasurer of the Mycology club and the Vice-President of the CFANS Graduate Student Board.