Professional Experience

I have a B.A. in English Studies (English Linguistics, Literature, and TESOL) from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), and teaching certificates from the University of Oregon and the University of Cambridge. Prior to pursuing a doctoral degree in Linguistics, I spent a significant amount of time working in the industry. I taught English as foreign language in Slovakia and Brazil both at language centers and high schools. I also worked as a teacher trainer for two years. In 2017-2018 I was a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant in the Department of Romance Languages at UGA.

Professional and Academic Positions

Courses Taught

Courses taught at the University of Georgia


2023-present Blue Key Honors Society: Top students in the nation’s best institutions - distinction in scholarship, leadership and service, member

2023-present American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, member

2023-present SLAC (Second Language Acquisition and Cognition) Research Group, founder and coordinator

2022-present Linguistic Society of America, member

2022-present Southeastern Conference on Linguistics, member

2022-present Alpha Alpha Alpha Honors Society - Beta Gamma Chapter: First generation students with a GPA of at least 3.5, member

2021-present The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia, member

2020-2021 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), member

2012-2016 MENSA Brazil, member

1998-2018 Center for the Development of The Gifted, Brazil, student


Academic Volunteering

2023-2024 Social Chair in the Linguistics Society at UGA, Department of Linguistics, University of Georgia, USA

2022-2023 Executive Editor of Working Papers in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Georgia, USA

2017-2022 Managing Editor of Fala Aí - the Magazine of the Portuguese Program, Department of Romance Languages, University of Georgia, USA

2018 Journal Referee, Brazilian English Language Teaching Journal, PUC University, Brazil

2017-2018 Brazilian Students Association (BSA), International Students Life, University of Georgia

Social Volunteering

2007-2008 European Voluntary Service, The European Union - service at KERIC, Slovakia.

2005-2007 Volunteer ESOL Instructor, CEDET (Center for the Development of the Giften), Brazil.