PhD in Geology with emphasis on Cathodoluminescence of primitive meteorites through Electron Microprobe, she is also graduated in Chemistry with a Master degree in Geology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Currently, she is responsible for the chemical analysis of rocks and minerals using the Electron Microprobe technique, located at the LABSONDA of the Geosciences Institute - IGEO/UFRJ. She has knowledge in the techniques such as Electron Microscopy, UV/Vis Spectroscopy, Atomic Absorption, X-Ray Fluorescence and Cathodoluminescence. She deepened his knowledge in the study of meteorites, where she performs together with Dr. Maria Elizabeth Zucolotto the classification of fallen or recently found meteorites in Brazil and abroad. She is part of the group of scientists women, called As Meteoríticas, which develops scientific, field and dissemination work throughout the country.
Astronomer graduated from the Department of Astronomy at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where she also obtained the title of Master with the dissertation “Metallic Meteorites: An Overview, Description of Some Brazilian Siderites”. PhD in Metallurgical and Mineral Engineering also from UFRJ with the thesis “Magnification of the Single-Phase Alpha and Magnetic Properties of Alloy based on Fe-Cr-Co” in 1995. Since 1997 she is Adjunct Professor I at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Curator of the meteorite collection at the National Museum. Has experience in Astronomy, with emphasis on Astrophysics of the Solar System (Meteorites), acting mainly on the following themes: meteorites, Brazilian meteorites, metallic and solid meteorites. She is currently head of the Geology Department at the National Museum and has several projects for scientific dissemination, academic works, graduate students and was the creator of As Meteoríticas.