I am a Brazilian soil microbial ecologist. Using molecular and bioinformatics methods, my research is focused on the microbial communities of tropical soils, their role in biogeochemical cycles, and how they are being impacted by land-use and climate change.
I earned my master's degree (2014) and doctorate (2019) from the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil. My thesis, also developed at the University of Oregon, explored the impacts of forest-to-pasture conversion in the Brazilian Amazon on the soil microorganisms related to the production and consumption of the greenhouse gas methane. In 2021, I received the USP Outstanding Thesis Award - 10th Edition in the area of Environmental Sustainability.
During the 2021-22 academic year, I was a Fung Global Fellow Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University. I am currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University, working on the relationship between plant secondary metabolism and root-associated fungal communities across lowland and upland Amazonian landscapes.
I am passionate about music, art, movies, and books, and in my free time, I also love to swim and travel.