Born in Belo Horizonte, Brasil. I believe in the need and in the possibility of creating a new society. I studied social sciences at Federal University of Minas Gerais, and lived for one year in Bologna, Italy, studying Political Sciences. More than a Social and environmental activist, I am a life activist: I truly believe that every human being deserves a decent life. On the past year I have worked on: (1) the creation of a women entrepreneurs reference center (CREM), (2) the creation of a group of citizens to promote sustainability, (3) the content curation of Think with Google São Paulo, (4) the institutional empowerment of Noisinho da Silva, (5) the selling of The Products ground seats for children with disabilities, (6) the organization organized of TEDxBeloHorizonteSalon (volunteer). I am Currently working with a startup (99jobs.com) to help people to do what they love and with Enthusiasm Movement, a collective to create learning communities in São Paulo city centre.
TEDActive 2014, TEDActive 2013
Areas of Expertise
Socioeconomic research, Sustainability, Stakeholder Consultation, Social Entrepreneurship, Community Engagement , Do what you love
An idea worth spreading
Never stop to dream and to find your connection with yourself. When we are connected, we don't lose capacity of dreaming, idealizing, spreading ideas, realizing. When we are connected we feel that our feelings are real and worth to be respected and shared. We need to believe in ourselves to believe that we can make a different world. Change is possible!
I'm passionate about
I'm mostly passionated about people, stories, ideas, and creating new realities. I also love to read, write, listen to good music, stay in good company, observe the world.
Talk to me about
Almost everything that comes with sincerity and respect. I love to talk about nice ideas, social entrepreneurship, local and community stories and I really love to listen to life stories!
People don't know I'm good at
Listening. Growing worms to threat my organic garbage. Cooking pasta and bread (my favorite one is focaccia). Having a fertile imagination.
My TED story
i don't have a TED real story yet, but I have some incredible TEDx ones! The first TEDx event I attended to, TEDxVeroPeso, was really a turning point for me: I met wonderful new friends, amazing ways of life and I came back home decided to quit my job. One month later I did it and headed to SÃ£o Paulo to do a social entrepreneurship course and seven months later I opened my own company to do what I really believe! About TED stories... Well, watching John Francis talk about his (silent) life really touched me for life!