I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN SAO PAULO, IN MY BELOVED BRAZIL. 

I AM BASED IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA AND LIVE IN ROCKRIDGE,  A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE GREET EACH OTHER ON THE STREET, CHAT IN LINE WHILE AT THE GROCERY STORE AND WALK TOGETHER FROM BART. 

I HAVE AN ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING BACHELOR DEGREE FROM MACKENZIE UNIVERSITY, BRAZIL; I SPENT A YEAR AS AN INTERNATIONAL ENROLLMENT STUDENT AT THE COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIG AT UC BERKELEY, AND RECEIVED AN AA IN PHOTOGRAPHY FROM SAN FRANCISCO CITY COLLEGE.

I THRIVE IN CREATIVE COLLABORATION WITH CLIENTS, COMMUNITY AND IN SEEING IDEAS COME ALIVE.I BELIEVE FLEXIBILITY, COMMUNICATION, STRONG WORK ETHIC AND RESPECT LEADS TO AN UPLIFTING ENVIRONMENT AND SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS. i WORK WITH NATURAL LIGHT AND 

I LOVE LITTLE DETAILS AND ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL: A HAND WRITTEN NOTE, A FLOWER BOUQUET FROM THE GARDEN, FRESH AIR FROM EARLY MORNING. I ALSO ADORE MY 2 NIECES OLIVIA AND LAURA.  

WHEN NOT PHOTOGRAPHING, I AM TEACHING AND PRACTICING YOGA, SEEKING A WARM SUNNY SPOT,AND DREAMING ABOUT MY NEXT TRAVEL AND ENCOUNTER WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.