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I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development – University of Utrecht, conducting research on (global) sustainability governance and the future of the SDGs.

I have vast experience working on the science-policy-society interface in various countries, which have provided me with a transdisciplinary and intercultural perspective on sustainability. From 2011 to 2016, I lived in the Brazilian Amazon, where I worked on municipal, national and international socio-environmental research projects and the incorporation of indigenous knowledge in sustainability governance.

Also, I have experience as a facilitator of participatory, multiactor processes. I have worked as a system innovation coach for EIT Climate-KIC. In Portugal, I worked for PlanAPP, the Competence Centre for Planning, Public Policies and Foresight, at the Portuguese Centre of Government, where I coordinated the projects “Workshops Science for Policy” and “Lab2050: a collaborative living lab” and facilitated over 50 workshops and participatory events.

On the academic level, I hold a PhD in climate change and sustainable development policies from the University of Lisbon-Portugal. In July 2022, I defended my PhD thesis on climate governance in the Amazon (with honors). I hold a BA degree in Social Sciences (cum laude) from University College Utrecht and a MSc. degree in International Development Studies from Utrecht University.

In 2023, I was awarded the Oran R. Young Prize, which aims to reward cutting-edge research on earth system governance, for my paper “Our Pluriversal Futures: Anticipation and Imagination in the Amazon”.

knowledge governance; social justice; transdisciplinarity; futures thinking

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