Carlos Leandro (Calê) is a Senior Data Science Analyst in the Forests, Land Use and Agriculture Program at WRI Brasil. Before joining WRI Brasil, he worked as a geoprocessing coordinator at the International Institute for Sustainability - IIS and is a Professor of Remote Sensing Topics Applied to Sustainability for the professional master's degree in Sustainability Science at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC- RJ). He is a Biologist with a degree from the Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro, a master's degree in ecology from the National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA) and a doctor in Remote Sensing from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE). He worked for a long time with primates and later specialized in the area of ​​geospatial analysis.

Calê also enjoys playing instruments in groups and blocks, drawing and cooking in his spare time.