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ABOUT ME

I was born and raised in Manaus, a 2+ million people city in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

The Earth’s scenery inspires me for the same reason people travel all over the world to see stunning landscapes. Also, I am intrigued by the processes that interact to create, sustain, and modify these landscapes through time.

I specialize in Tectonic and Process Geomorphology and use cosmogenic isotopes (in-situ and meteoric) to build inventories (primarily Be-10, Al-26, C-14, and Ne-21) that serve as paleo and modern proxies of erosion rates as well as chronological constraints for dating landscape features from hundreds to millions of years. The foci of my research are the interactions between rock type and tectonic, climatic, and surface processes and their individual contributions to the evolution of landscapes and the mass balance involved with a focus on mountain ranges and lowlands. 

As a native of the Amazon region, one of my career goals is to contribute to the understanding of the formation and evolution of its landscapes.

Please contact me if you're interested in my work or in learning more about the group.

 

POSITIONS AND EDUCATION

2022-Present

QUEENS COLLEGE

CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

Assistant Professor, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Doctoral Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences PhD Program, Graduate Center, CUNY

2018-2022

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF OURO PRETO

GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Assistant Professor

2016-2018

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO

Postdoc

2012-2016

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

PhD Fellow (Funded by CAPES)

2009

WASHINGTON & LEE UNIVERSITY

Exchange Student (funded by CAPES-FIPSE)

2006-2012

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO AMAZONAS

BS in Geology

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