I am gay and I am a botanist.//
Hello. I am a Botanist from Brazil. My expertise is in Plant Anatomy and now I’m adventuring myself in the world of Plant Ecology. I work with the incredible (and actually unseen) belowground world. My PhD was focused on bud banks and belowground bud-bearing organs of native plant species from Cerrado. I really love what I do, what I research. Unfortunately, research in Brazil is largely neglected by the government, with absurdly severe restrictions, making research increasingly discouraging. Our current government is totally denial of science, racist, maxist and extremely homophobic. Doing science in Brazil is a daily challenge; being a queer in Brazil is an even greater daily challenge. But we exist and we resist. Our voices won’t be silenced. We are here to stay (and make science).