Born in Sao Paulo, I am a first generation Brazilian immigrant who spent most of her life in New Jersey.
I fell in love with photography at age fourteen, and have honestly never stopped, but it wasn't until many years later that I decided to really pursue it as a career.
Until then, I grew a nearly insane passion for traveling and attending music festivals around the country, which I balanced between working at multiple restaurants and attending community college.
I graduated from Middlesex County College in New Jersey with an Associates Degree in Business in 2016.
At this time, I was photographing and writing for Quo Vadis, the weekly campus newspaper, attending weekly leadership collaborative meetings with my peers, trying out for the new play on campus (and not getting a part), and figuring out my next moves.
From there, still unsure of the road ahead, I set out to explore the business world.
I worked for a CPA in Brooklyn for a short period of time, learning various administrative and bookkeeping type skills.
I took a few tax courses but only ended up making a few bucks helping my friends with their dreaded yearly tax filing and realizing I am just not built for an office job.
I worked on the marketing team for a cellphone brand named verykool based out of San Diego where I helped coordinate their social media accounts from home.
I worked various gigs as a brand ambassador for companies like Chaco, Shock Top, and iHeartraves where I promoted their brands at large scale events.
(This was mostly just to fuel my music festival addiction)
I did also volunteer at 2-3 major music festivals per year doing various tasks such as hospitality, bartending, vending, and setup/breakdown.
All while working the side restaurant jobs.
In November 2016 I moved to Vail, Colorado and helped manage a restaurant at the Ski Resort. What was supposed to be a 6 month job turned into a two year lifestyle. Living in the Rocky Mountains was one of the greatest experiences of my life.
I soon longed for the ocean however, so I made my way out to sunny San Diego where I now reside.
I live in Ocean Beach, working at a restaurant downtown and channeling my inner artist in my free time.
I am still photographing, writing, painting, surfing, traveling, and and trying to figure it all out.
I have just launched my jewelry line, so make sure to check out my Etsy page and check back to keep up with me during my next adventures!