Advisor: Robert Buschbacher
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Interdisciplinary Ecology, School of Natural Resources and Environment; M.S. in Environmental Engineering and B.S. in Environmental Management from the University of São Paulo, Brazil.
I have been working in environmental governance in the Brazilian Amazon for the past 10 years, including work with a diverse set of stakeholders in the Amazon frontier of Mato Grosso State in Brazil, focusing on issues of municipal environmental management, social participation, forest governance, leadership training, and capacity building and socio-environmental impacts of hydroelectric dams. For my dissertation research, I am working with the “Rede de Capacitação da Amazônia” (Recam) network and I am exploring issues around organizational culture, funding, collaboration, and social learning in socioenvironmental NGOs at Brazilian Amazon.
I am also interested in gender integration and mainstreaming in the environmental movement., and I work with group facilitation and visual thinking.