Originally from Brazil, where she holds a B.S. in Physical Therapy and completed a residency in Oncology. She just completed her M.s. in Health Promotion and Education from the University of Utah, where she works as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She first heard of the Resilience Model during the first year of her Master’s program. She felt an instant connection and was able to combine all her passions to create a Resilience Training Program for Smoke Cessation for Women with Cancer. This lead to a greater understanding of previous events in her life and the creation of a Resilience Training for Women, and now applying the concepts to interpreters and the work they do.