I have experience of ten years working with tropical forest management. I worked for 8 years at Tropical Forest Institute (IFT, non-governmental organization). I have experience working in both socioeconomic and environmental areas in the tropics, as well as in sustainable-use protected areas. I also work with planning and conducting events (workshops, seminars) involving organizations from different sectors (government, private sector, communities, and NGOs). I have ample practical experience working as a technical assistant in forestry, as well as using participatory methodologies and group facilitation. I also published various technical materials and academic publications. I am qualified as Auditor of FSC® forest management certification by the Rainforest Alliance.

EDUCATION

05

2016 – Current
Ph.D. Candidate, Forest Resources and Conservation
Tropical Conservation and Development Concentration

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (UF)
GAINESVILLE, FL

06

2013 – 2015
Master of Natural Resources Management and Local Development in the Amazona

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF PARÁ
BELÉM, PARÁ

04

2004 – 2009
Bachelor in Forest Engineering

UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO,
PIRACICABA, SÃO PAULO

03

2001 – 2002
Environmental technician

STATE TECHNICAL SCHOOL,
CAMPINAS, SÃO PAULO

CAPACITY BUILDING

2018

Course on Biodiversity Conservation through ecologically responsible forest management in the Amazonian production forests 
Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO), Georgetown and Mariwa, Guyana

2013

Workshop Fortalecimiento de Empresas Forestales Comunitarias en la Amazonía 
Institute of Environmental Research in the Amazon / International Program

Workshop Natural Resources Management and Agroextractivism in Pará
Instituto Internacional de  Educação do Brasil Internacional (IEB), Ministério do Meio Ambiente (MMA) e Instituto Federal  de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Pará (IFPA)

2008 e 2010

Forest Managament and Reduced-Impact Logging
Instituto Floresta Tropical (IFT)

Workshop Methodologies to the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ)

Workshop Toolkit in Geotechnologies for Environmental Management
Instituto do Homem e Meio Ambiente da Amazônia (Imazon)

ACADEMIC AWARDS

2020    Madelyn Lockhart Dissertation Fellowship
2019    Schmink Innovation in Tropical Conservation and Development Award, Co-PI
2018    International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) Fellowship
2018    Research Abroad for Doctoral Students, UF
2018    Grinter Fellowship, UF
2018    Rufford Small Grant For Nature Conservation, The Rufford Foundation
2018    Idea Wild, Small grant for equipment
2018    TCD Conference Funding, Center for Latin American Studies, UF
2018    1st Pre-Dissertation, Latin American Studies Fieldwork Festival Poster Competition, UF
2018    School of Forest Resources and Conservation Conference Funding, UF
2017    Tropical Conservation and Development Graduate Assistantship, UF
2017    Grinter Fellowship, UF
2017    Tropical Conservation and Development Field Research Grant, UF
2017    Marianne Schmink Innovation in Tropical Conservation and Development Award, UF
2016    Graduate Student Council Conference Funding, UF
2016    Grinter Fellowship, UF
2016    School of Forest Resources and Conservation Graduate Assistant, UF
2010    Publication honored, 10th Week of Agrarian Sciences, UFPA, Altamira, Pará, Brazil