I love languages and all the subareas of knowledge related to their study. Life has been good to me: it has allowed me to make a living through a variety of language jobs. Originally from Brazil, I came to Los Angeles 18 years ago. Having lived in Brazil and the U.S., I have often been fortunate to be able to do work both in Portuguese and English. Additionally, I have an extensive body of knowledge in several subfields of linguistics as a result of my educational background.