I am curious about life in general and open to explore how might we design more sustainable and equitable futures.
I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and moved to the US in August 2016 to complete a Ph.D. at the IIT- Institute of Design (ID). My interests are choice-making in complex spaces of innovation, and sustainable solutions for socio-ecological-technical challenges. Previously to the US, I worked on projects related to organization design, business development, sustainable development, urban planning and design, and architecture, in Brazil, Mexico, and United States.
I am energized by the challenge of the unfamiliar, and the potential designers have to contribute towards sustainable futures.
Currently, I live in Boston, and work for the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). I am leading efforts to advance Design knowledge, while increasing its adoption in the field of public health with more rigor. As a design researcher, I am leading projects related to (1) cities for well-being across the world, (2) brownfield redevelopment in the Calumet region, (3) local circular economy, (4) organization design, (5) adaptive leadership.
A quick learner always seeking opportunities to contribute to new perspectives towards sustainable solutions.
Before starting my Design journey, I received a Master of Science’s degree in Modern and Contemporary Urban Planning, with the focus on urban regeneration through culture, a Master’s degree in Geography, Cities, and Architecture, and a dual major bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urban Design, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Cross-cultural awareness and critical thinking gave me the ability to rationally articulate different perspectives and inspire others to new levels of achievements.