Thais is a former elite athlete who competed for the Brazilian Artistic Gymnastics Team. She also coached and managed several age-group teams. Thais is currently the Office Advisor and member of the Education Team at ABCD, the Brazilian NADO. She was a Doping Control Officer at the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Thais is also a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Neuroscience of Sports at the University of São Paulo, has a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science, a Master’s of Science in Mental Health and a PhD in Sports Sciences.
“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!”