Bachelor of Science in Architect and Urbanism magna cum laude, Federal University Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil, 2002. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Federal University Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2005. Doctor of Philosophy in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 2009.
Research assistant Carnegie Mellon University, 2006—2009. Assistant professor University Texas, Austin, since 2009.
Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (Excellence fellowship 2010), Construction Industry Institute Academic Committee, Construction Research Council, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society.
Married Daniel de Oliveira.