My trajectory

The human behind the professional

I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and moved to Boston in 2010, at age 30, when I decided to pursue a carreer change and apply for graduate school at Lesley University. In Brazil I left both my parents, one brother, a niece, a nephew, inumerous extended family members and friends. Immigration has multiple layers of excitement, loss, opportunities, accomplishments and also loneliness. It's a constant search for belonging - both here and there.

This country brought me so much joy: here I married and had my two children, completed graduate school and had my first job in mental health; met people from all walks of life and from all around the world. I am forever grateful.

When I am not working, I like to spend time with my two boys, ages 8 and 5, enjoy the outdoors as much as possible (well, it's New England), meet with my closest friends for coffee and long talks, sing around the house often causing some annoyance (ops!), watch movies, series and read books about psychology.

I live locally with my husband and two children.