Agronomist by the Universidade Federal de Viçosa from Viçosa, Brazil (1998). PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding by Universidade de São Paulo, Piracicaba, Brazil (2003) and post-doctorate in forestry genomics at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA (2016). Associate Professor at Universidade Federal do Amazonas since 2002. Her area of expertise is focused on conservation, breeding and genomics with emphasis on amazon species. It is a consultant for scientific funding agencies in Brazil.