I grew up in Volta Redonda, a city in the state of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). During my youth, I was part of some fanzine production groups. By age 15, I was deeply involved in audiovisual arts, so involved that I was part of the animation team for a short movie and even traveled to a film festival in India, representing all my fellow animators.
I graduated in Social Communication with emphasis on Publishing (ECo-UFRJ, Brazil, 2013), having focused my studies on picturebooks. I have worked at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and Editora Jorge Zahar on the fields of visual arts and graphic production. I was a CAPES fellow during my Master in Arts, Culture and Languages (IAD-UFJF, Brazil, 2017), in which I developed research about children story apps. During that period I was also part of IRG (Iconicity Research Group).
My topics of interest are visual arts (illustration, animation, toy art), literature, media studies, culture, and cognition.
I am currently conducting a research entitled “Going through the woods between the imaginary world and the real one: Red Riding Hood in transmedial transformation” as a FCT Fellow at the Doctoral Program in Materialities of Literature (CLP-UC, Portugal). In the research group “Digital Mediation and Materialities of Literature” I work on two different projects, “Ex Machina: Inscription and Literature“, and “Murals and Literature: Digital Creation in Educational Context“. I worked as executive editor of the journal MATLIT: Materialities of Literature for three years, and now I am a member of the MATLIT LAB.