PE&RC in the Spotlight: David Cajas Muñoz

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Every month we put a PE&RC member in the spotlight. This month we are getting to know David Cajas Muñoz. He just moved to the Netherlands 5 months ago from Chile, which is the longest trip he have ever made, to work for the SoilProS project at the UvA.

What are you the proudest of?
Being able to develop proffesionally in not just one but two very different disciplines; environmental science and music. Doing both of the things I love most for living has been an amazing journey and came along with so many travels and incredible people/stories. From this I find am very proud of writing my first research paper (currently in peer-review process) out of a serendipity. What started as a curious outcome of an experiment ended up being the most relevant finding during my master’s. Those “eureka moments” are one of the most powerful drivers for me in science. Music-wise, my proudest moment was releasing my first LP as a music producer. Watching the music go from Whatsapp audios to a released album feels just amazing. You can check some of this on Spotify and Youtube :).

What are you binging on Netflix?
I just finished watching the first season of Netflix’s live action of Avatar: The last airbender. One of my favourite series. 1000% recommended!

What is your favourite season? And what is your favourite activity then?
Autumn, definitively. I just love the colors and I very much enjoy stomping on dry tree leaves. It instantly makes my day better.

What is the coolest place you’ve travelled to?
I would say it’s a tie between the ecuatorian Amazonia (visited last year during a conference) and Tatio geysers (which I got to know while backpacking through Chile). Amazing biodiversity in one place, stunning mountain landscape on the other.

What are you most thankful for/looking forward to?
I feel so thankful for the opportunity of being a part of the SoilProS project. Not just for the project itself, but the people I have met along the way so far are all amazing. I am sure this project will contribute significantly to the current knowledge on agronomic systems and allow for a more efficient use of available technologies. I am really looking forward to see (and be part of) the outcome.


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