She received her bachelor’s degree from Universidade Federal do Paraná and a master’s degree from Universidade Federal Fluminense, both in Brazil. She holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Carleton University, and spent two years at the University of Ottawa as a National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) postdoctoral fellow, both in Canada. Her research interests lie in the area of Number Theory. She has published papers in peer-reviewed journals.
She has extensive teaching experience and is dedicated to improving student performance. She is currently an Open Educational Resource (OER) Co-Director of the Opening Gateways project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions program (Title V). In addition, she oversees the Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) Program.