Lorena Vasquez Da Silva

Lorena Vasquez Da Silva

Experience in import/export business for chemical products and laboratory equipment, team work, marketing and product development, NGO leadership roles, environmental and chemistry sciences and languages.

Career Interests

Water Quality, Chemistry & Toxicology, Water Financing, Sust. Business Strategy

Employment Sought:
Internships

Education

Master of Business Administration, May 2019
Master of Environment Management
The Fuqua School of Business & Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Water Resource Management 
Course Work: Water Quality, Chemistry & Toxicology, Fundamentals of GIS, Water Financing, Sust. Business Strategy. Merit-Based Scholarship Recipient
Activities: Net Impact cabinet member, MEM/MBA cabinet member. 
 
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry, December 2012
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE ASUNCION, San Lorenzo, Paraguay
Rank 1/32 of graduating class        

Professional Experience

President – Managing Director, Macro Science S.A. Fernando de la Mora, Paraguay
Macro Science S.A. is a family owned distribution company and leading importer of laboratory equipment, chemical and microbiological reagents and similar products in the South American market. Increased sales 500% in two years by: applying new marketing strategies, re-calculating price lists of stocked and new imported items, performing constant market research, acquiring feedback from clients’ in the field, closing key deals with our largest clients, setting goals, monitoring performance, developing and inserting new products in the Paraguayan market, team working with board members and updating information and training for represented brands’ products. Recruited and managed a staff of 5 people. Negotiated business deals and contracts with international brands for local distribution, increasing represented brands portfolio from 3 to 8 in 2014. 2013-2016
 
Technical intern, Dr. Paul Lohmann, GmbH KG, high quality minerals manufacturer, Emmerthal, Germany
Assisted with a new research project in the R&D laboratory, performed search of German laws for wastewater treatment applicable to the company, contributed with technical calculations, translations. Summer 2015
 
Other internship experiences include chemical and analytical experiments to water and pharmaceutical samples, GMP documentation write up and application, sales and quotations draw up. 

Additional Information

Additional education includes CAE English Certificate, German Sprachdiplom, Sales Management, Environmental Education online course from Cornell University. 

LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY SERVICE                                          
TECHO PARAGUAY, housing and development program for indigent community; Liaison, leader of construction projects with international volunteers, active volunteer and contributor (2011-2013). 

FIODS, International Federation of Blood Donor Organizations; Active donor, volunteer (2009-2013). 

ADOPTAME, nonprofit animal shelter and rescue organization; Fundraiser, rescuer (2012-2016).

Skills

business development
marketing
negotiation
project management
water resources management

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources

Languages

German
Portuguese
Spanish

Preferred Location

International
Northeast
West

Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Consulting
Entrepreneur / Start-up
Federal Government
Non-profit / NGO