Joao is a crew-member of the Indiana Clean Lakes Program. In addition to performing field and laboratory analyses, he coordinates 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 is currently pursuing an M.P.A. and M.S.E.S. focusing in Water Resource Management at Indiana University with an expected graduation date of December 2017. In his free time, Joao enjoys hiking, kayaking and reading.