Born in Brazil, and moved to New England when I was 16 years old. Spent some years working for a nonprofit part-time, and eventually full-time. Lived in the Dominican Republic, Comoros, and the Netherlands teaching English and establishing medical clinics.
"Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future."
Corrie Ten Boom
Love the process of learning, from new languages to new recipes. Have a strong passion for traveling and meeting new people. Graduated college with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Ministry. My favorite authors are Maya Angelou and Corrie Ten Boom.
A glimpse into my life:
My first time with UX
I was 8 years old the first time I was unknowingly exposed to User Experience design. I have always enjoyed to make those around me laugh. However, there was one student in my school bus who did not laugh at any of my jokes. I asked her why and she replied "I am deaf!" I spent the following year learning Sign Language to communicate with her and make her laugh.
The Islands of Comoros
I carried on interviews for an enthnographical research to establish a humanitarian aid program while learning language and culture.
Speaking Engagement at my Alma Mater
I delivered a talk in front of the student body, faculty and staff at my alma mater.
The Dominican Republic
Home is where you find yourself. I love traveling and seeing the world. When I lived in the Dominican Republic, I got to see different parts of the island, meet different people, and get involved in great organizations.
Castro District (San Francisco, CA)
On September 17 of 2017, I decided that I need to tell my truth and come out. The process has not been easy but I am proud to be a gay man. It was a great experience to visit one of the birth places of the LGBTQIA+ movement, Castro District in San Francisco.
"We will not win our rights by staying quietly in our closets." Harvey Milk
Culture Festival in NYC
Brazilian Day in NY happens every first weekend of September. Brazilians and others come from every state in the US to celebrate the independence of Brazil. Lots of food and cultural experiences mixed in with great concerts.