Roberta Mendonca De Carvalho

Roberta Mendonça De Carvalho was proudly born and raised in the largest city in the Brazilian Amazon - Belém, Pará. She recently defended her PhD at the University of Florida on urbanization in the Amazon. Her current research interests embrace urbanization as a worldwide process and tries to understand how it unfolds at the local scale. Her interdisciplinary background gathers social, physical and environmental aspects applied to urban studies in a multiscalar approach. She uses Remote Sensing to filter urban spatial reconfiguration as well as the loss of natural areas within city boundaries. Roberta has also worked in private, government and non-governmental sectors in positions that advocate for local matters related to the environment and development. She holds a BA in Business Administration and an MA in Natural Resources Management and Local Development in the Amazon from the Federal University of Pará. She joins the Urban Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh in the spring of 2020. She is a member of the Amazon Dams Network, has won the Ruth McQuown Scholarship Award 2019 and former Water Institute Graduate Fellow Cohort.

Education & Training

  • University of Florida