Cynthia has a PhD from Oxford University (Zoology/Evolutionary Biology) and two post-docs, one at Oxford (where she integrated experimental economics with evolutionary biology), and another (Brazil) on the evolution of advanced cognition and the conditions for its emergence. She also holds an MSc in Ecology and a BSc in Life Sciences.
Cynthia is the scientific director of Origem Scientifica, a consulting company in global health and data analysis in the life sciences, with projects developed for several institutions (e.g., the National Institutes of Health USA, the WHO, among others). She also has a solid background in scientific capacity building, with workshops on data analysis and scientific method taught to researchers in the health and life sciences in several countries. A list of academic publications, with 50+ articles published in top journals, can be found at: https://goo.gl/AMYWmJ
Since 2015, Cynthia is also the scientific director, and director of the environment department, of the Brazilian Vegetarian Society (pro-bono). She currently lives in Spain and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese (mother-tongue).