I am an urban planner and designer, with passion for research, cycling, basketball, photography, breakfasts and being curious.
I was born in Brazil and raised in Germany, but consider myself as an ordinary European.
While finishing high school, I was also trained as an industrial mechanic. After my undergraduate studies in urban planning and design in Germany (BTU Cottbus) and the Netherlands (TU Delft), I studied Urban Studies at the Bauhaus-University Weimar.
In 2015, a Post-Graduate Fellowship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) allowed me to continue my studies at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, where I primarily focused on the mutual relation between urban design and behaviour. In my thesis, I linked behaviour change theory and urban design by synthesising frameworks from psychology, physical activity policy and urban design.
During my studies, I worked for MLA+ in Rotterdam and as a student/research assistant at different departments at BTU Cottbus. Since 2017, I work as an urban planner at UmbauStadt, a planning consultancy that is specialised in informal planning concepts and develop strategies.
From 2018 on, I am lecturing on urban planning and development at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus.
MS Windows | CAD: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Vectorworks | Adobe CS (AI, PS, ID, LR) | Model crafting | Photography | R-Studio, GIS | Languages: German (mother tounge), English (fluent), Dutch (basic), Russian (very basic!)