was born in 1977 in Sao Paulo, where he currently resides.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from USP and a master’s degree in social anthropology from the same university.  For some time now he has been dedicated to the study of the consumption of psychoactive substances, especially in reference to public debate. He is the author of the book “Uso de “drogas”: controvérsias médicas e debate público” “The Use of “Drugs”:  Medical controversies and public debate” – Mercado de Letras/FAPESP, 2007) and other articles on the topic. He also works as a researcher in the Center for Studies of the Metropolis, hosted by the Cebrap (Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning). He is currently a doctoral student in social sciences in Unicamp as well as an associate researcher of NEIP (Interdisciplinary Group for Psychoactive Studies).