I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but moved to the United States at the beginning of my freshman year of high school. I attended Emma Willard School in upstate NY until my sophomore year, then moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon with my family where I remained until graduating.
During the summers of 2018 and 2019, I worked at the Translational Neuroeconomics Laboratory of the Oregon Health Sciences University studying choice behavior in animal models. I also served as the Business Lead and Project Manager of FIRST Tech Challenge team 9907 DON'T PANIC and Always Carry A Towel while working weekends at my local Trader Joe's. This year, I was a Research Assistant at the Stanford Neurodevelopment, Affect, and Psychopathology Laboratory, where I assisted in research focusing on mood disorders. I also conducted a data-analysis project on survey methods for the Political Psychology Research Group. I am currently working with the Stanford Ticket Office and Stanford Events as a sales and customer service representative for on-campus events, leading administrative and marketing projects.