Leticia Dourado Clemente

Leticia Dourado Clemente

Thank you, Targeting Excellence sponsors, board, and Minnesota committee, for your support of food animal agriculture students. I’ll never be able to describe how grateful I am for this wonderful opportunity. It is an incredible honor to be given this scholarship. Thanks to generous donations, scholarships enable students to complete their studies, get experience, and enhance their careers in food animal production. And students may meet experts from various industries of agriculture at Targeting Excellence events, and I’m glad for the connections I’ve formed with industry leaders because of last year’s event.

Awards Received

2022 Graduate Award (Minnesota)

Hometown:

Hometown:

St. Paul, Minnesota

School:

School:

University of Minnesota

Major:

Major:

Animal Science

Career Goals:

Career Goals:

I am Leticia Dourado Clemente, a second year master’s student in animal science at the University of Minnesota. After that I came to the United States of America, my first goal was to try to learn something at any opportunity I had. This was a good progress for me, and every year I can see different visions that I have created for my personal and professional life. My career goals right now are to finish my ongoing crop-related project with the production of Kernza fodder and try to have a publication about it. Another part of my professional goal is to start a training related to business administration and continue studying French. Together with this my objective is to try to find a job where I can put in practice some of the things that I learned and mainly try to come up with good projects related to sustainable agriculture production. Living here in the United States for almost 3 years has just shown me that I can dream bigger and make it happen. Everything I’ve been able to achieve has come from the teachings of my therapist. So since she helped me with all of this, I?ve been trying to create my plans about my career, my personal life, and most importantly, to have a balance between the two.