Iuri Tavares Amazonas
647-***-**** / 181 Dundas St Est – Toronto - ON
**** - **** *** ** ************* Science (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil) 2017 - 2018 Visiting scholar at Anthropology Department (Ohio State University, USA) 2012 - 2014 Masters in Environment and Development (Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil) 2004 - 2008 Bachelors in Tourism; minor: Planning (Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil) WORK EXPERIENCE
2016 – Present Socioenvironmental Consultant – (Sao Thomas Consulting, Brazil) Conducted participatory socioecological modeling to assist 50 indigenous communities. Develop innovative solutions for communities and organizations using participatory modeling techniques. Organize and conduct workshops with stakeholders for data gathering, model codesign and to promote social learning.
Create socioecological models, run simulations, and report results to assist informed decision-making. 2013 – 2014 Teacher (Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Comercial (SENAC/PB, Brazil) Teaches the practical experiences on the daily work of the tour guide and conduct field trips; Advise students on their dissertation;
Coordinate and evaluate student’s presentations;
Prepare didactical material;
2013 – 2014 Coastal development director (Tourism and Environmental Sec. of Conde/PB, Brazil) Redesigned the municipality coastal area by implementing new zoning and commercial regulations. Plan and implement projects to delivery environmental quality and satisfaction for those visiting the beautiful coast of Conde municipality;
Codesign the municipal touristic plan;
Suggest and enforce environmental and touristic legislative changes to avoid irregular occupancies and commercial activities;
Coordinate environmental restoration activities;
Coordinate the tourism management council;
Coordinate public events like carnival and public meetings. 2011 – 2012 Teacher (Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem do Transporte (SENAT, Brazil) Changed the community mindset of safety compliance and assistant quality in risky places (gas stations). Prepare didactic material;
Teaches safety norms and compliance, also assistant quality in risk environments (gas stations); Prepare and conduct student s evaluations ;
Conduct practical activities.
2011 – 2012 Regional coordinator (Tourism Ministry/PBTUR, Brazil) Increased tourism visiting by 9.5% due national and international exhibitions participation. Participate in national and international tourism exhibitions representing the State of Paraiba; Coordinate law-enforcement actions in hotels, restaurants, tour agencies, and other providers of tourism services in order to guarantee accessibility, safety and other rules related to the sector. Update the Tourism Ministry register;
Prepare monthly reports of the flow of tourists visiting the state. 2009 – 2010 Food and Beverage Department (Royal Caribbean International, USA) Delivered outstand dining experience for 3000+ cruisers. Deliver outstanding dining experiences for cruise ship guests; Clean and set up tables;
Explain menus, take orders, and serve food and beverages; Participate in safety and regulation trainings and drills. 2005 – 2007 Coordinator (Ministry of Culture /OEJP, Brazil) Changed the reality of kids on social vulnerability by promoting cultural activities (chess, theater, IT) Perform administrative tasks;
Teaches IT courses (Windows, Word, Excel and Linux) Prepare and coordinate courses to develop cultural skills (chess, theatre, photography); LANGUAGES
English: Fluent / Spanish: Advanced / Portuguese: Native IT SKILLS
ArcGIS Desktop – working with maps and geographic information. InVEST – models for mapping and valuing ecosystem services. STELLA – visual programming language for system dynamics modeling. Vensim – simulation software for improving the performance of real systems. MAXQDA – software for qualitative & mixed methods research. CorelDRAW – vector graphics editor for two-dimensional images. Microsoft – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Linux – open software: Kurumin, Ubuntu
2017 Climate Change and the Ocean. Institute of Oceanography IO/USP 2016 Evaluation of marine ecosystem services in the Latin American. IAI Antares 2016 Special topics: agroecology and ecosystem services in the Atlantic Forest – UFSC 2015 Multiscale Integrated Modeling of Ecosystem Services – MIMES. IEE/USP 2014 Public policy cycle – School of Parliament – CMSP 2011 Project development and fundraising – ESPEP
2010 Ship safety and maritime operational management – RIO SHIP 2009 Crowd management training/Maritime safety– Royal Caribbean International 2004 National tour guide – Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Comercial – SENAC/PB 2003 Administrative qualification (Management and Accounting) – CEFET/PB VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
2008 – 2010 English teacher (Santo Antonio parish, Joao Pessoa/PB, Brazil) Transformed the reality of young adults on social vulnerability by increasing their chances to go to college.
Mandolin and guitar / Photography / Sports (soccer and cycling). PUBLICATIONS
AMAZONAS, I.T., Kawa, N.C., Zanetti, V. et al. Using Rich Pictures to Model the ‘Good Life’ in Indigenous Communities of the Tumucumaque Complex in Brazilian Amazonia Human Ecololgy, 2019.
AMAZONAS, I. T., SILVA, R. F. D. C. E., & ANDRADE, M. O. D. Environmental management in hotels: sustainable technologies and practices applied in hotels. Ambiente
& Sociedade, São Paulo, v. 21, e01722, 2018.
AMAZONAS, I. T. The solution that falls from the sky: revision of the standards for rainwater harvesting and proposal for the hotel sector in Brazil. Revista Direito Ambiental e Sociedade, 6(2), 2016.