I'm a Bachelor of Arts candidate in journalism and media studies at the University of Oregon, where I have received a full-tuition scholarship through the International Cultural Service Program. I'm also a student at the Robert D. Clark Honors College, the oldest Honors College in the United States, where I am a Shephard Family Scholarship recipient. I originally come from Atibaia, São Paulo, Brazil.

Before moving to the United States, I have had the opportunity to participate in the Preparing Global Leaders Academy in Amman, Jordan, and later as a University of Oregon student, I have traveled to Sendai, Japan, to be a delegate at the Children and Youth Forum within the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, where I had the opportunity to meet with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. During my first year at the University of Oregon, I was the only freshman awarded the "25 Ducks Award: Students with Potential to Change the World." Out of 24,181 students at the University of Oregon, 25 students have been selected.

In April 2016, I joined the Hive Global Leaders Program at Harvard University, which is a global network of mission-driven leaders and entrepreneurs from 70 countries. During summer 2016, I worked as an instructor of Public Relations and Leadership for Exploration Summer School at Yale University. 

Besides traveling, photographing, and learning foreign languages, I am also interested in the intersection between media, education, digital humanities, storytelling, social machine, creative thinking, design, cross-cultural communication, and global leadership.


You can email me at iagob@uoregon.edu