Bachelor in Economics by University of Passo Fundo (2001), Master of Agribusiness by Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2003) and PhD in Agribusiness by Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2008). Held in 2007 Doctoral Internship in Management Studies Group at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. Is an Associated professor and researcher at the Faculty of Business Administration, Accounting and Economics - FACE at Federal University of Grande Dourados - UFGD. The main research lines are related to agribusiness economics and management. Among the main topics of research include: biofuels, macroenvironmental analysis, Text Mining, Knowledge Discovery in Text, Agroenergia, Bioeconomics, and Social Netchains and Economic Sociology.