Debora Verniz is an architect and urbanist from the University of São Paulo (2009). She earned her M.S. for the same university. Her field of research is always linked to technology applied to architecture and urbanism. Verniz is a Ph.D. candidate from University of Lisbon and her research aims to understand the urban form of Brazilian informal settlements. She has experience in academic administration, when she had celebrated academic agreements for research and exchange of students and faculty members. She also has experience teaching in undergraduation education.