Cynthia was born in Fortaleza and raised in João Pessoa, Brazil. In 2009,
she entered the Federal University of Campina Grande's (UFCG) Chemical
Engineering program. In the Fall of 2012, she was accepted at the Brazil's
Government exchange program, Science Without Borders, and entered the
University of Ottawa's Chemistry program as an exchange student. She
joined Scaiano Group on May 2013 and she is currently working with Dr.
Hossein Ismaili and Chiara Fasciani on hydrogen production mediated by
photocatalysts and gold nanoparticles.