I am a researcher at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA, Brazil). The main lines of my research group include evolution, systematics, biogeography and conservation of Neotropical herpetofauna, with focus on open and forest biomes of South America, and the effects of climate change on biodiversity and implications for conservation. I'm also engaged to promote and value the role of Women in Science and of diverse and healthy work environments in the academic research environment.
2019–2020: CAPES Visiting Professor Fellowship at Harvard University (USA)
2017–present: Head of the Biological Scientific Collections Division. National Institute of Amazonian Research/Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA, Brazil)
2017: L'Oréal-Unesco International Rising Talents For Women In Science Awardee
2016: L'Oréal-Unesco-ABC For Woman in Science Awardee Brazil-2016
2013–present: Associate Researcher and Curator, Herpetology Collection National Institute of Amazonian Research/Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA, Brazil)
2012–2015: Young Talents Fellowship. Science Without Borders Program of CNPq (UnB, Brazil)
2002–2013: Associate Researcher. UnB and Member of CNPq Research Groups.
2007-2012: Research Assistant – Department of Biology, Brigham Young University (BYU, USA)
2007–2012: PhD in Integrative Biology, Brigham Young University (BYU, USA). Fellowship: Partnership between Fulbright Program and Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
2005–2007: Collection Manager at the Herpetological Collection of Universidade de Brasília (CHUNB, Brazil)
2006–2007: Titular Professor at Centro Universitário de Brasília (UniCeub, Brazil).
2004–2006: Masters in Ecology, Universidade de Brasília (UnB, Brazil)
Fellowship: Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
2002–2004: Teaching Assistant, Reptile & Amphibian Biology, Vertebrate Zoology (UnB, Brazil)
1999–2003: Bachelor in Biological Sciences, Universidade de Brasília (UnB, Brazil)