Eduardo Torres, '16
Where are you from originally and which high school did you attend?
I am originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I attended a high school called Andrews High School, also in Rio, Brazil
What were your dreams in high school?
My dreams in high school were to travel and to become an engineer to help with problems that haven’t been solved yet, especially with our environment. I always loved problem-solving and puzzles and engineering seemed to be a field where I could do exactly that.
Why did you decide to come to WVU Tech? What opportunities did you get at WVU Tech?
While searching for opportunities, I was approached by the soccer coach at the time, who offered me a scholarship to move to West Virginia. After giving some thought and doing research on the program, I was decided to make that move knowing that Tech would be the right place to expand my knowledge, create a network and help me prepare for the “real” world. The small classrooms and the dedicated professors were the main reason for my success it definitely prepared me to pursue my dreams.
Where did you go after graduating from WVU Tech? What are you doing now?
After Graduating WVU Tech, I went to get my Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, focusing on Water Resources/Treatment, while working as a Research Assistant.
Today I work as an Environmental Engineer at Carollo Engineers, currently on my second year. My work primary consists of designing water and wastewater treatment plants.
Anything else you want to share with current and future students of the chemical Engineering department?
WVU Tech provided me with everything that I needed to be successful, from the small classrooms, the hands-on labs and the great professors that always had their doors open to help the students.