I am a forester with research focused on community forestry, particularly the role of seed-based strategies for promoting biodiversity conservation linked to local livelihood improvements. I have collaborated with diverse seed networks in Brazil to engage indigenous and rural communities in native seed collection for forest landscape restoration projects. Currently, I am a PhD candidate and tutor in Human Geography at The University of Sydney. I have researched the governance of forest restoration within a global production network and how community-based seed supply has promoted rural development in the Brazilian Amazon. I am also a member of the Brazilian Forest Seed Committee and responsible for the "Forest Seed of Brazil" online platform (https://www.sementesflorestais.org) and the project “Stakeholder Mapping of the Native Seed Sector in Brazil”. I have applied my research findings to develop participatory tools, learning materials and policy recommendations for environmental justice.