I was born in Porto Alegre, the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. I did my BSc (Physics), MSc (Astronomy), and PhD at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. During most of undergrad I was supervised by Prof. Basilio Santiago and worked in a variety of topics such as globular clusters, dwarf galaxies, stellar streams, and survey design and preparation.
After my PhD in 2014 I moved to a 4-year postdoctoral research position at the University of Surrey (Guildford, UK), to work with Prof. Mark Gieles. There I focussed mainly on the dynamics of globular clusters and dwarf galaxies, heavily linked to large photometric/astrometric surveys. Since 2018 I have been working on galactic archeology as a postdoc with Prof. Amina Helmi at the Kapteyn Institute in the University of Groningen (NL). My main focus now is on Gaia and near-future spectroscopic surveys, such as WEAVE and 4MOST.
Here is my CV in PDF format.