I am originally from a small village in northern Brazil, called Igarape – Miri, located on the state of Para. I went to undergraduate school in the Federal University of Para, in Brazil, where I majored in Geophysics. During my undergraduate program, I was awarded a scholarship to come to the United States with all expenses paid for 1 year of college exchange program. This provided me with the opportunity to be in contact with great professors and initiate an application for a Master’s degree. I have 90% credit of a Master’s from the University of Wyoming in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management.
In late October of 2016 and through early October 2017, I started working for the Qawalangin Tribe as the Environmental Coordinator under the guidance of Chris Price. This was my first job and I was very excited to have had this opportunity.
Since March of 2018 to date, I have been working part-time as the Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator. In this position, I work with youth engagement and recycling options in town.