Felipe was born in Brazil, where he graduated at the University of Oswaldo Cruz as an Environmental Engineer in 2014. In 2017, he started the Joint International Master in Sustainable Development at the University of Leipzig, Germany. His MSc thesis focussed on the trade-offs between agriculture economy, food security and biodiversity. Felipe’s specialisation semesters was carried out in Environmental Change and Ecosystems in Universiteit Utrecht in the Netherlands. In 2018, Felipe started working as a research assistant at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, where he focuses on the impact of land-use change on biodiversity.