I am originally from São Paulo, Brazil but I received my Bachelors (Language & International Trade) and Masters (Economics) degrees from Clemson University in 2008 and 2010, respectively.
My American journey began in 2005 when I moved to South Carolina to play college tennis for the Tigers. The experiences I had as a student-athlete and a graduate student worker were remarkable and I am incredibly grateful for all the mentorship I received while in Clemson. It was there, in the Spring of 2010, that I became motivated to pursue a PhD after an insightful conversation with one of the brightest minds I have personally ever met, my dear professor Dr. Robert D. Tollison.
In the Fall of 2013, I joined the Department of MIS at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business as a first year doctoral student. I have enjoyed my time in Athens every since and I have learned so much throughout these years. I am privileged to participate in science and eternal discovery and learning. Moving to Clemson twelve years ago was definitely one of the best decisions of my life, followed by my commitment to relocate to Athens, a few years later.
On an "American football" note, I love coach Dabo Swinney and I still cannot believe Clemson won the 2017 national championship game - I was there and it was surreal! I hope to see Georgia win it all too.