Q: Where are you from?
I’m from a planned city called Goiania in the state of Goias, Brazil. Its urbanism was influenced by the City Garden movement and Art Deco. As a reference, the city is located in the middle of the country, 2 hours from the capital, Brasilia (planned by Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer).

Q: Where did you go to school?
I studied Law in a Catholic University called Pontificia Univerdade Catolica de Goias.

Q: Tell me about your family.
My mother, Zuleika, is a brave matriarch that taught my sisters and I to be independent and to face challenges head on despite all the adversity in the world. I have 2 sisters, Kamilla and Lorena, who taught me every Bon Jovi song, as well as how to bring humor into every aspect of my life. To keep the girl power going, my 2 nieces are the newest additions to the family – they’ve certainly introduced a different way of seeing the world, as well as a little hope for the future.

My partner, my dog, and I enjoy exploring the city, binge watching TV series, and playing video games. We have our own lazy dynamic on the weekends.

Q: What is the most interesting aspect of architecture to you?
I never realized how big of an impact architecture had on my life until recently. Visiting Brasilia as a kid, I always viewed architecture as an art. Now I’ve come to understand that it’s also a way of making people’s lives easier and better.

Q: What is your favorite part about coming into work?
I love interacting with my coworkers and creating a warm and welcoming space in our office.

Q: What is the last show you binge watched?

Q: What are the top three things on your bucket list?
Learn to skate, buy an electric guitar, and go to New Orleans.

Q: What are five features you would include in your dream home?
A home theater, a barbecue area, a pool, an arcade room, and a beer fridge.

Q: Where are you most excited to travel next?