I received my bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of Campinas (Unicamp, Brazil) in 2001. In 2006, I received my PhD from the same institution for the thesis "Brillouin scattering in Photonic Crystal Fibers". During my PhD, I was a visitor at the University of Bath (UK) in 2004 and at the Max-Planck Institute (Germany) in 2005, in both cases working with Prof. Philip Russell. From 2006 to 2012, I worked at the Optical Fiber Division of Corning Incorporated (Corning, USA). Since 2013, I am a professor at the Physics Institute at Unicamp. My research involves studying the interaction between light and matter in micro- and nano-photonic structures.