2012 was a decisive year for me, because all major changes in my life happened then. In January I met the Finnish boy that would be my husband by the end of September, and in July I graduated as architect from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. I came to Tampere in September and have been living here ever since! In 2013 I started my master’s studies in architecture at TUT. During my studies I made many good friends, learned about all differences between Brazilian and Finnish architecture and also had my son. Soon after I started my job in an architecture office. In 2017 I graduated from TUT and a few months after a I started my own brigadeiro company (IloGourmet Brigaderia), which was an old dream of mine!
I really enjoy my life in Finland and I am really happy here. However, being away from my family, close friends and my culture in general have proven to be the greatest challenge to be faced in my everyday life.