I am a writer and Portuguese translator living in Long Island City, New York. I was born in Recife, Brazil and have been living in the United States since 1996. My writing and book reviews have been published in the New York Times, Words Without Borders, Three Percent and Minola Review. I am currently working on my first novel.
In 2017, I was the winner of a Queens Council on the Arts New Work Grant and was selected as a mentee in the AWP Writer to Writer program. I have a master’s degree in Creative Writing and Literary Translation from Queens College and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Emerson College.
In the past, I’ve worked as a freelance translator, taught writing courses at Queens College and Portuguese for foreigners at Baruch College. I currently work as a translation lead at Meetup.com.