Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I graduated in 1993 with a Bachelors degree in Physics from UNICAMP. I received my masters in theoretical Physics (Quantum Optics) at P.U.C. of Rio de Janeiro with Prof. Luiz Davidovich. In 1995 I attended Yale University where I acquired my Physics PhD in Aug. 2002 in experimental Atomic Physics with Prof. Mark Kasevich.

During my years at Yale I found out about the field of Mathematical Finance. After graduating I did a masters degree in Mathematical Finance at the University of Waterloo in Canada. In the summer of 2003 I did an internship in Toronto at Scotia Bank, working as a quant in the trading floor. In April 2004 I started working as a credit derivatives quant at TD Securities in Toronto. In October 2005 I moved to Bear Stearns in NYC and later to JP Morgan when they merged in the spring of 2008.

During my years at Yale I found out about the field of Mathematical Finance. After graduating I did a masters degree in Mathematical Finance at the University of Waterloo in Canada. In the summer of 2003 I did an internship in Toronto at Scotia Bank, working as a quant in the trading floor. In April 2004 I started working as a credit derivatives quant at TD Securities in Toronto. In October 2005 I moved to Bear Stearns in NYC and later to JP Morgan when they merged in the spring of 2008.