I'm a Brazilian-born writer and travel editor.
Speaking four languages and passionate about the world, I spent the early days of my career in the non-profit sector, becoming immersed in contemporary efforts towards social change. If you ever wonder what a Political Science degree does for you, it is this: I gained a humanitarian perspective that stayed with me long after I transitioned into travel writing, helping me become a more down-to-earth and culturally-aware writer. I believe that the main benefit of travel is to educate through pleasure, and that this cultural education holds the key to a more holistic society.
As an editor, I require the same level of honesty and integrity to brand vision and style. I have been based for most of my career between NYC and LA now basing myself temporarily in Asia, providing editorial direction for innovative companies breaking new services into the travel industry.
I have spent most of my days in the past 5 years creating creative and editorial strategies for high-speed start-ups, traveling extensively all over the world, and writing for some of my favorite publications. Some say I've honed a versatility and uncanny ability to stay focused while on the road. The truth is, I'm a self-starter. I now oversee multiple departments such as production, art direction, social media and production for my clients.
Of course I still publish articles independently when I find the time. You can read some of them here on this site or in print at Monocle and Condé Nast Traveller UK. I also write poetry, but don't tell anyone.