I was born and raised in Curitiba, Brazil, where I attended the Universidade Federal do Parana, majoring in Social Communication – Advertising. Before coming to Durham, I lived in Sao Paulo for four years, where I joined an international bank in the junior management program.

I decided to start an MBA to acquire knowledge and develop skills—including those necessary for entrepreneurship. In addition to my passion for social entrepreneurship, the couple-oriented culture made Fuqua a clear choice for business school, since my husband and I have decided to start the MBA program together.