Researcher at FGV Energia and Coordinator of the MBA/FGV in Business Management for the Electric Sector. She is Economist at the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV). She holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), and she holds a PhD in Finance and a post-doctoral degree in Industrial Engineering from PUC-Rio. During her doctorate, she was a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business. She was a Researcher at the Center for Research in Energy and Infrastructure - NUPEI, at PUC Rio University. She was an Advisor of the Mathematics program - Profmat, at IMPA. Among her interests are: risk analysis, analysis of projects & investment, capital structure, options models with applications to the Brazilian Electric Sector.