Research Interests

​I am broadly trained in ecology and am particularly interested in how species interactions are affected by the anthropogenic change (ocean warming, overfishing, nutrient enrichment, etc.). Within that context, I hope to study how stressors affect reef-forming corals (i.e., physiology) and the subsequent effects to coral reef communities (i.e., competitive interactions, herbivory, etc.). 

Education Profile

  • ​M.Sc.; Ecology, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil 2018
  • B.Sc.; Ecology, Evolution & Behavior, University of Minnesota, USA 2012 

Professional Profile

  • ​2016-2018: M.S. Student, Department of Ecology and Zoology, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • 2013-2016: Junior Scientist, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, USA 


  • ​Paul C. Silva student grant (International Phycological Society, 2017)
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (University of Minnesota, 2011) 

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)