Student of Architecture and Urban Design
Architecture and Planning | Greater New York City Area, US
My passion for design and the dramatic positive impact it has on society and the environment began early in life. I was born in Curitiba, Brazil in 1983, a model of the success of sustainable urban development; it has left an imprint on my worldview and motivations to this day. My lifelong drive is to use design and technology to responsibly advance any and all sustainable design applications, from single-building architecture and urban planning to the manufacturing of commodities and generation of energy. After studying Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, I worked towards this goal as head of Drafting and Design for Cambridge Chemical Technologies, a green energy start-up, from 2007 until 2014.
I have always found a niche dedicating my time and creative ideas to bring to life any project that aligns aesthetics, novel technologies, and self-expression in the realm of public art. I have volunteered as an artist and coordinator for many public art festivals in the greater Boston area as well as in the Wynwood Art District of Miami, Florida. Some of the festivals include Figment Boston, the Together Boston Festival, First Night Boston, Miami Art Basel and the Wynwood Art Walk, and countless city-wide free festivals and events in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston.
In 2011 I began collaborating with other like-minded creative professionals to form a creative non-profit CEMI, the CEMI Electronic Media Institute. I was a leader in project management, producing public art exhibits, curating gallery events, and coordinating fundraisers, all the while actively introducing my own vision of inspiring, enabling, and promoting technological creativity.
I am currently pursuing a degree in Architecture and Urban Design at Columbia University; I have earned my place on the Dean's List with a 3.7 GPA.