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. My latest work is a series of short monologues based on interviews with Brazilian women in Queens. The monologues are part of the exhibit Masks of the Quotidian at the Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City. I am currently working on my first novel.

This year, I am the winner of a 2017 Queens Council on the Arts New Work Grant  and I’ve also been selected for 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 taught writing courses at Queens College and Portuguese for foreigners at Baruch College. I currently work as a translation lead at Meetup.com.