I graduated from the 'Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul' (Brazil). My master was on the conservation genetics of Cavia intermedia. My interest is in population and conservation genetics as well as human molecular evolution. In 2009, I obtained a one-year Swiss grant to work in the LANE on Galápagos giant tortoises. I now started a PhD in the lab of J. Goudet at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.