During my childhood years in the countryside of Brazil, whenever a person asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would bombard them with an entire list of occupations. I would recite my list as if it were a prayer. “Lawyer, astronaut, doctor, journalist, scientist, teacher, and more,” I used to say.
But as I grew older I realized that I would have to make tough choices.
These unexpected choices—alongside wonderful opportunities—shaped me into who I am today: a graduate student at MIT seeking to understand more about the interplay between culture and technology.
Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to travel and study in places like Jordan, Japan, the U.K., and Brazil. These experiences shaped my notions of global citizenship and allowed me to explore my academic, professional, and personal passions in an interdisciplinary and global-oriented way. At the moment, I am Lemann Fellow and research assistant at MIT Global Media Technologies and Cultures Lab.
While in the U.S., I received a research grant to study youth media in Brazil, gave presentations about my language and culture to local Americans, worked two summers in a summer program at Yale University, and joined a global leadership program at the Harvard Innovation Lab.
Some of my passions include new media, multicultural friendships, education, participatory culture, technology, and MPB (Brazilian Popular Music).
Favorite quote at the moment: "We must look at things so closely that they become strange" (Walter Benjamin)
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.