Pedro completed his undergraduate studies on Biological Sciences in Brazil (Ribeirão Preto city), in the University of São Paulo (USP). His education in this university includes a Bachelor-level degree and a "Licence" degree, which allows the professional to teach in primary schools.
During his Bachelors, Pedro developed a scientific initiation on fossil crocodyliforms, that culminated in bachelor's thesis to complete the degree in 2011. After that, Pedro started his Masters on Comparative Biology, in the same institution.
His research encompassed the description and phylogenetic analysis of a new baurusuchid species (a fossil crocodyliform group from the Cretaceous of Brazil), and the morphological reassessment of a previously described species of caiman.
During his Masters, Pedro spent six months in New York, at the American Museum of Natural History, for an internship under the supervision of Dr Mark Norell.