Hello! Born and raised in the Bronx, New York City, I am the first college graduate in my family. In May 2013 I earned my BA in comparative literature at Beloit College and graduated as a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. In the following year, I was a Fulbright ETA in Leiria, Portugal where I was an English language teaching assistant at the Instituto Politécnico de Leiria. In Spring 2015, I graduated from Dartmouth College with an MA in comparative literature. After my masters, I returned to New York to teach high school and middle school English language arts in Brooklyn. Since 2016, I have been pursuing a joint-track PhD in Brazilian and Francophone literature in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard. At Harvard, I have taught in the Portuguese Language Program and I have taught for Humanities 10. I speak Spanish, French, and Portuguese and have slowly begun to learn Modern Greek. Away from school, I like taking long walks and exploring. I love to travel and in addition to Portugal, I have spent significant time in Brazil and France. In my downtime, I love playing Pokémon, drawing, making collages, drinking great coffee and tea, reading books I want to read, hanging out with friends, playing chess, and eating fried sweet plantains. I’m very excited about entering my fourth year as a proctor and I can’t wait to get to know you! Welcome to Harvard!