“Courage is…when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” -To Kill a Mockingbird
Tell us about yourself along with a fun fact!
I’m a junior from Sao Paulo, Brazil studying Computer Science and Economics at Brown University. I started Brown’s Lean In Chapter along with a classmate, and had the opportunity to share some of the progress we’ve made with the founder of Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg. I am also a computer science teaching assistant at Brown while serving as the president of Brown Women in Business. I am very curious about data science and entrepreneurship so I spend a lot of time learning about them. A fun fact is that last year I worked with a team to make a web application to display Brown’s daily events with free food.
What # would define your life journey?
Favorite website / app:
MeituPic — it’s the best photo-editing app I’ve tried. The filters are incredible and the mobile application allows you to do a lot — apply filters, add text on pictures, make collages and more.
Someone who inspires you and knowledge they have imparted (if any):
Elon Musk. He’s the kind of person who will tear up when talking about his passion, and has a work ethic that is borderline (if not definitely) insane. When asked about Tesla in an interview, he mentioned that he expected it to fail when it first started. When the interviewer asked why he did it, Musk said that “if something is important enough, you should try even if the probable outcome is failure.” It reminds me of my favorite quote from a timeless book, To Kill a Mockingbird: “Courage is…when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”
Song that makes you want to dance:
Firestone by Kygo feat. Conrad Sewell