I was born and raised in São Vicente-SP, the first city of Brazil.
I am from Vila Margarida, a low income neighborhood two blocks away from – what was at the time – the 5th largest slum in South America, México 70.
I attended Brazilian public high school and did my undergrad at Unisantos, taking classes at night while working full time in the Port of Santos.
In 2011, I placed 24th out of 1100 in the national entrance exam for masters in economics. I decided to join FGV for it’s rigorous study of economics.
In 2014, I graduated from FGV, having the highest GPA in the cohort, and started my PhD at Chicago the year after.
In 2020/2021 I went to the COVID job market. I had 57 job interviews and made 21 virtual fly-outs. I had the unique opportunity to meet interesting economists all around the world, show them my work, and understand a little how they think. In 2021 I joined the IIES as Assar Lindbeck Fellow. In 2022 I will join the Chicago FRB.
São Vicente is as proud of me as I am of being from there. They have reported on my career here, here, and here.