Joao is a former crew member of the Indiana Clean Lakes Program. In addition to performing field and laboratory analyses, he coordinated the logistics involved with the 2017 National Lake Assessment survey. Joao is passionate about water policies, water management, and water security. Joao graduated from Universidad Estatal a Distancia de Costa Rica in 2014 with a B.S. in Natural Resource Management and from Indiana University in December 2017 with a M.P.A. and M.S.E.S. focusing in Water Resource Management. In his free time, Joao enjoys hiking, kayaking and reading.