I am from a small town near Brasilia, Brazil. Outside academics, I work at the School of Medicine researching the role of peripheral macrophages in neurodegenerative diseases. Also, I study language development through non-verbal learning in infants with Duke Child Studies. In my free time, I enjoy checking out local restaurants, watching movies, and online shopping!
This project looks at policy implications of the vast expansion of Brazil’s higher education system from 2004 to 2016, which sought to promote economic mobility and reduce social disparities. Through public and private university expansion, it doubled the number of Brazilians attending college. The project team analyzed 14 years of...