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PhD candidate, University of Sydney

I am an environmental geographer interested in the interconnections between land-use change and rural development. My research focuses on how community participation and local knowledge drive forces to stop tropical deforestation and upscale landscape restoration. I bridge the natural and social sciences, having previously worked as a community forester with Indigenous peoples and smallholders in the Brazilian Amazon before undertaking a PhD in Human Geography about the governance of landscape restoration.


  • 2020–present
    Research associate, Curtin University
  • 2014–2016
    Forest Engineer, Instituto Socioambiental


  • 2020 
    The University of Sydney, PhD in Human Geography
  • 2014 
    University of Sao Paulo, Master of Science in Forest Resources
  • 2011 
    Federal University of Sao Carlos, Bachelor of Forest Engineering

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Ecological Restoration
  • Brazilian Association of Seed Technology