Education and Training

01/2024 – 04/2024

Professional Certificate in Advanced Data Analytics

Google Career Certificates

08/2021 – 03/2023

Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health (MPVM)

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, CA

02/2015 – 02/2021

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

University of São Paulo School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science

Professional Experience

04/2023-01/2024

Preclinical Scientist

Recor Medical

Palo Alto, CA

  • Created a streamlined workflow for data analysis, contributing to a project flow 5 times more efficient.
  • Built a comprehensive dataset combining all preclinical data from 2002 to 2023 for a comprehensive analysis, with over 300,000 data points manually input into online database and triple checked for accuracy and reliability.
  • Conducted full data analysis for 6 preclinical studies and presented results in numerous preclinical and cross-functional meetings.
  • Wrote 5 study reports and 3 study protocols according to Good Laboratory Practices guidelines.
  • Reviewed and corrected pathology data and reports for 5 preclinical studies.
  • Embodied a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated leadership through initiatives by launching projects, providing guidance and recognizing the contribution of fellow team members, fostering a positive and supportive atmosphere.
  • Researcher with the Davis Arbovirus Research and Training (DART).
  • Performed statistical analysis on Public Health data for vector-control, identifying and utilizing appropriate techniques to analyze over 350,000 data points collected over 10 years.
  • Conducted time-series analysis and fitted multiple generalized linear models (GLMs) to assess the impact of lagged temperature anomalies on mosquito abundance, infection prevalence with West Nile Virus (WNV) and vector index.
  • Conducted literature reviews to identify gaps in knowledge related to mosquito-borne diseases and inform project design.
  • Attended conferences and seminars related to the field of study, including the 90th MVCAC (Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California) Annual Conference.

08/2021-03/2023

Graduate Student Researcher

Barker Lab

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Davis, CA

08/2021-10/2022

Laboratory Assistant

Barker Lab

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Davis, CA

  • Helped rear and maintain mosquito colonies for research purposes.
  • Facilitated controlled blood feeding sessions for mosquitoes by providing a blood source through artificial membrane feeders.
  • Collected and managed mosquito eggs as pupae for further breeding and experimentation, ensuring proper handling and storage of eggs for maintaining mosquito colonies.
  • Assisted in training new personnel on proper use of laboratory equipment or techniques.
  • Followed safety protocols while working with hazardous materials or chemicals in the lab.
  • Performed routine maintenance tasks such as cleaning glassware and other lab equipment.
  • Supported cleanliness and health standards to foster safe and effective sample analysis, and to prevent contamination with hazardous substances.
  • Collected, labeled and stored lab samples according to laboratory specifications.
  • Monitored lab supplies and proactively replenished for convenience and availability.
  • Conducted semi-field research trials with the Madera County Mosquito and Vector Control District.
  • Conducted surveys of enrolled households in residential areas of Madera County, CA, to characterize mosquito habitat and factors that may affect mosquitoes’ access to people for blood feeding.
  • Conducted systematic mosquito collections outside households.
  • Kept accurate, detailed records of surveys and mosquito collections.
  • Identified and counted mosquitoes collected.
  • Assisted with daily preparation and maintenance of collection equipment.
  • Developed effective relationships with community organizations and stakeholders.
  • Set up, calibrated and maintained laboratory and field research equipment for requirements of study.
  • Conducted qualitative and quantitative analysis on assigned data.
  • Participated in training sessions on new methods or techniques related to field work.

07/2021-08/2021

Research Assistant

Barker Lab

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Davis, CA

12/2019-12/2020

Veterinary Student Researcher

Department of Internal Medicine

University of São Paulo School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science

São Paulo, SP, Brazil

  • Led a research project on the adaptation and effectiveness of a thoracic vibration vest prototype for use in equines. The study involved evaluating the vest’s fit, animal acceptability, and physiological responses across ten healthy adult equines.
  • Designed the research protocol and supervised the implementation.
  • Conducted both non-vibrating (Phase A) and vibrating (Phase B) trials.
  • Monitored and recorded physiological parameters (HR and RR) and behavioral responses.
  • Collected and analyzed data, documenting findings related to vest acceptability and discomfort levels.
  • Demonstrated potential for using the vest in equine respiratory therapy.
  • Presented research findings at the university’s annual symposium.
  • Collaborated with the manufacturer to discuss possible design enhancements to improve the vest based on study results.

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