I consider myself an intercultural or multi-cultural person. I was born and raised Brazilian, moved as a young adult to England to learn the language and from there, in my typical mode of curiosity, I discovered a world outside of Brazil and have never stopped moving and exploring – after England, my next step was to the USA for my PhD and then on to Taiwan, Singapore and finally to The Netherlands.
All these movements, and the intertwined experiences that have accompanied them, have given me the expertise to work with diversity within international teams, international classrooms as well as to prepare professionals for cultural changes.
I have been working as an Intercultural professional for many years. I prepare professionals not just to become aware of diversity but to appreciate and use it for the benefit of their work and those with whom they work.
I design international field projects all over the world where I provide an intercultural environment where students and professionals can learn from other cultures while supporting with social impact by being involved in local projects
I also facilitate workshops offering resources and tools to help professionals to become culturally proficient.
Furthermore, I consult and train professionals to work in an international environment. I also work with families who are moving abroad: www.kit.nl/intercultural-professionals