I am professor and researcher of International Political Economy in the Center for Development and Regional Planning (Cedeplar) at UFMG and I am currently Senior Researcher in the South American Council, at the Brazilian Center for International Relations (Cebri). I am a Fulbright Visiting scholar at Columbia (Fall/ 2022)

I hold a PhD in Sociology from UFRJ, with complementary studies in Political Science from MIT. I hold a MA and a BA in International Relations at PUC-Minas and a BA in Social Sciences at UFMG. 

Between 2017 and 2019, I was the chair of the International Economic Relations Program and coordinated the curriculum reform in order to adjust our undergraduate program in accordance with the national curriculum rules of International Relations. Before my position at UFMG, I worked for the Minas Gerais State Government for 8 years, where I have acquired experience in government relations with key stakeholders; contract negotiation with international financial institutions (World Bank, IDB, AFD, CAF, JBIC); project management; policy analysis and decision-making processes. During this time, I was part of the team responsible for the preparation and approval of more than 15 international loans and grants. Between 2010 and 2012, I was assistant Professor at PUC-MINAS, teaching courses on project management.

My research has focused on International Development, Public Policy and Latin American studies. I am passionate to explore and connect different fields of knowledge.

I decompress by doing yoga, reading, cooking with my family, travelling and hanging out with inspiring people.

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