Chemist by training, with a PhD in Materials Science, I spent most of my career in the plastic industry. I know all the benefits of plastic and its uses and, I also understand the environmental impact of materials. I moved from Brazil to the US in 2012, and spent 7 years in Philadelphia (Go Eagles!) before moving to Atlanta with my husband and 2 daughters.
I decided to shift my career towards sustainability when I moved to Atlanta in 2019. I am currently working on Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) of different processes and products. I also advise sustainability-focused startups and accelerators globally, and I absolutely love organizing environmental education activities in my kid’s school, as you can see in some of the programs listed here. Most recently, I joined the Citizen Science Association (CSA) and the National Reusables Network (Upstream).
As a zero-waste enthusiast, I make every effort to turn my household more sustainable (see my recent post). I am pretty much interested in leveraging my skills to drive real change in consumption patterns, helping to create a zero or lower-waste economy.