Lídia Duarte is a Research Analyst and is part of the Forests, Land Use, and Agriculture team, contributing to the development and application of analyses, preparation of technical-scientific documents, and supporting strategic and methodological decision-making for projects. She will be more directly involved in large-scale Assisted Natural Regeneration projects in the Amazon and in restoration strategies for the Atlantic Forest. 

Before joining WRI, she worked as a consultant for socio-environmental projects in other third sector institutions, where she collaborated on project management, supported the construction of conservation strategies in the Atlantic Forest and Amazon biomes, and actively participated in the field to engage communities. She also worked as an Environmental Educator in different projects and in the private sector, in addition to having experience as a teacher in traditional caiçara communities. 

Lídia holds a degree in Biological Sciences from Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), a professional master's degree in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development from the Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ), and an academic master's degree in Applied Microbiology from UNESP.