Jordano is a Senior Research Analyst with the Forest, Land Use and Agriculture Programme at WRI Brasil. He has worked on developing a monitoring, evaluation and learning system to measure progress in halting and reversing deforestation and securing the livelihoods of indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) in the Brazilian Amazon for the Forest, People and Climate initiative. Jordano also leads the Brazilian campaign for the Faith and Sustainability Initiative's research project on the role of faith communities in natural resource governance disputes in the Amazon and Caatinga biomes. His first role at WRI Brazil was to support the development of the Theory of Change for the strategic planning process of the Forest, Land Use and Agriculture programme. He has previous experience in data collection with rural communities to support scientific research and project design.

Jordano holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Policy Management and a Master's degree in Environmental Science from the University of Sao Paulo (USP). He is developing his PhD on forest policy analysis with a focus on policy design and network governance of its implementation. He is also completing a specialisation in Data Science and Analytics at USP.

In his free time, Jordano enjoys rowing, hiking and being in contact with nature.