I am an independent journalist currently covering Brazilian affairs for the foreign media, such as The New York Times and Guardian. I also edit the environment and foreign policy website Diálogo Chino.

In more than a decade of experience, I have worked as a reporter and editor and published in other media outlets, including TIME magazine, BBC Brasil, and National Geographic. I hold a master's degree in Financial Journalism from Aarhus University (Denmark) and City University London (United Kingdom).

I cover breaking news but am also interested in delving into overlooked stories in Brazil, especially those at the intersection of politics, economics, and the environment. I seek to empower people and communities to share their lives and translate local intricacies to foreign audiences.

I live in Rio de Janeiro and I believe that a yoga session or a quick dive in the sea are the best medicines.

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Sou jornalista independente e hoje cubro principalmente assuntos do Brasil para veículos estrangeiros, como New York Times e Guardian. Também edito o site de meio ambiente e política externa Diálogo Chino.

Em mais de uma década de experiência, trabalhei como repórter e editora e publiquei em outros veículos, como O Globo, BBC Brasil, revista TIME e National Geographic. Tenho um mestrado em Jornalismo Financeiro pela Universidade de Aarhus (Dinamarca) e City University London (Reino Unido).

Cubro notícias factuais e estou sempre à procura de narrativas pouco exploradas no Brasil, especialmente aquelas na interseção de política, economia e meio ambiente. Busco empoderar indivíduos e comunidades a contar suas histórias e destrinchar as complexidades do país para audiências daqui e de fora.

Vivo no Rio de Janeiro e acredito que ioga e mergulho no mar são remédio para quase tudo.


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Prêmios I Awards


2020: Deadline Club Award│ Finalista na categoria ambiental │ Finalist of the environmental category (contributed reporting) TIME 

2018: Hostwriter Prize │ Finalista do prêmio de reportagem │ Story Prize Shortlist Mongabay News.

2017: Prêmio Inep de Jornalismo │ Segundo lugar na categoria Estatísticas Educacionais │Second place in the Educational Statistics category │Projeto Colabora

2015: Prêmio MPT de Jornalismo │Vencedora da categoria Impresso Nacional │ Winner of the National Print category O Globo.

2015: Excellence in Journalism Award from the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) │ Finalista na categoria Direitos Humanos │ Finalist in the Human Rights category  O Globo.

2015: Prêmio de Jornalismo da Massey Ferguson │ Terceiro lugar geral │ Third place overall  O Globo.

2015: Prêmio Longevidade de Jornalismo │ Reportagem pré-selecionada │ Report preselected │ O Globo.

2013: Prêmio Esso │ Finalista na categoria Divulgação Científica e Ambiental │ Finalist in the Science and Environment category O Globo

2013: Prêmio de Jornalistas e Cia/HSBC de Sustentabilidade │ Grupo vencedor da categoria regional Sudeste │ Group winner of the Southeast regional category │ O Globo.  

2013: Prêmio Allianz de Sustentabilidade │ Finalista geral │  Overall finalist │ O Globo

2011: Prêmio Abrelpe de Reportagem │ Grupo vencedor na categoria Impresso │ Group winner of the Print Press categoryO Globo-Niterói





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People from the Cerrado traditional community of Ponte de Mateus, Northeastern Brazil, describe the impacts of soybean monoculture in the region
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