Noilda has a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil. She decided to pursue a degree in this field because she became aware of all the environmental problems surrounding her and felt the need to act upon them. During her college years, she left her home country for the first time in 2014 when she won a scholarship to study abroad at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
To discover which area within her major she most wanted to contribute towards, she has been involved in different environmental projects from water quality monitoring, to environmental awareness and education, to watershed and stormwater management. Her goal is to promote sustainable environments and she believes that the first step for that to happen is by raising awareness especially among the youth, because they are compelling agents of change for the current and future generations.
Now as the Environmental Education Program Director at Urban Promise, she has the privilege to indulge in all the above.