Faces of bioprinting: Meet Customer Success Lead, Eddie Goncalves!

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Name: Eddie Goncalves
Location: Boston, MA
Position: Customer Success Lead

Hi, my name is Eddie. I was born in Cape Verde but grew up on the best city on Earth: “Bawston.” I love it all, from the accent to the clam chowdah to the constant sport championship parades. Growing up I was very outdoorsy, camping, hiking and fishing whenever I could; that led me years later to work for the EarthWatch Institute and conservation programs at the Franklin Park Zoo. In college I got my bachelor’s in environmental sustainability due to my passion for sustainable growth and conservation. Post-college, I started working with local startups on customer success initiatives to increase satisfaction and revenues. I recently joined CELLINK – I’m very excited to be a part of the family and help achieve our goals.

What sparked your interest to work with bioprinting?
The potential impact CELLINK can have on the future of medicine and pharmaceutical field in the next ten years. That’s what gets me out of bed every day.

What do you hope to see happen with bioprinting during your lifetime?
Having the ability to print functioning organic material on-demand that could be used to replace human organs, muscles or skin tissue.

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I love turtles, and believe they are majestic creatures.

What was your dream job as a child?
To be a professional soccer player or a firefighter.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?
Easy, it would be telekinesis.

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