Thais is a former elite athlete who competed for the Brazilian Artistic Gymnastics Team. She is an International Clean Sport Educator (ITA), a member of the Expert Advisory Group on Social Science Research (WADA) and a Doping Control Officer who worked at the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. She was the Office Advisor and member of the Education Team at Brazilian NADO. Thais is also a PhD and Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Neuroscience of Sports, mainly in the athletes' mental health field.
“I feel it is a honourable cause to share knowledge and to support the protection of athletes from the harmful effects of doping. Education is key to empowering athletes to make better decisions in their sports career and for their long-term well-being. Clean sport means being fair and having a safe competition environment for ethical humans to perform at their best. I am very glad to be part of an active anti-doping system!”