Geographer
Journalist

Contact info

Office:
Geography-Geology Building, Climate Lab
Phone Number:
Research Interests:

Synoptic and Mesoscale Climatology; Physical Geography of the Caribbean; Drought in the insular Caribbean; Teleconnections; Hydroclimatology; Mesoscale Convective Systems in South America

I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Geography, University of Georgia. I do research in Physical Geography and Climatology, more specifically about low-frequency modes of atmospheric variability and their impacts on Caribbean rainfall (drought events) and water resources. Additionally, I am interested in understanding how climate projections of temperature and rainfall can affect the water available for crops in the insular Caribbean. 

Education:

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Georgia

MS, Department of Geography, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, RS, Brazil (2016)

B.S., Department of Geography, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, RS, Brazil (2014)

B.A., Department of Social Communication (Journalism), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, RS, Brazil (2007)

Of note:
  • 2019 – Awarded Third Place in the 2019 Climate Specialty Group Student Paper Competition at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Washington DC.
  • 2018 – Outstanding Teaching Assistant (University of Georgia)
  • 2018 – Best 3-minutes-thesis (3MT) presentation during the Geography Graduate Research Symposium at the University of Georgia.
  • 2014 – Outstanding Undergraduate Student, Geoscience Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.