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Lecturer, PhD Candidate, University of Florida

I am a human rights and environmental lawyer with an LLM in Comparative Law from the University of Florida where I won a book award for trade & human rights.

I worked in the past few years both as an international Human Rights and environmental attorney, helping to take the Belo Monte dam case to the Interamerican Commission of Human Rights, and as a Brazil Program Coordinator for Amazon Watch, a US based non profit that works towards advancing indigenous rights and protecting the Rainforest.

My work at Amazon Watch was mainly focusing on supporting indigenous and traditional populations to resist to big development projects on their territories, and to create national and international campaigns to bring awareness about the Amazon Rainforest and a voice to its people.

Currently I am getting a PHD in Geography at University of Florida focusing my studies on ‘Resistance, Global Justice and Protection of Indigenous Territories in the Amazon.’


  • –present
    PhD Candidate Geography, University of Florida


  • 2010 
    Levin College of Law, LLM Comparative Law