MEET OUR TEAM

It all started with only 2 students. Today we are composed of 16 board members.

Our team is composed of energetic, hard-working, and committed USF students who wish to make an impact on the community. Together we work to achieve our goals and to give students the best experience they could have before, during, and after going through the University of South Florida.

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Mariana Gonçalves

President

Hey there! I am from São José dos Campos - SP, and I'm a Junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. BRASA at USF is my favorite part about college since day one. I love to lead this amazing organization by helping our Brazilian community and bringing smiles to their faces every day!

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Pedro Abritta

Treasurer

I am a Brazilian student from Uberlandia, MG, majoring in Physics and Mathematics. I joined BRASA to help create an welcoming community to our students and disseminate our culture on campus.

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Lorena Froze

Financial Analyst

I am a Brazilian from São Paulo majoring in Finance and very passionate about helping people succeed financially. I am very excited to help BRASA reach its financial goals and fund our awesome events!

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Gabriel Jacomini

Professional Development Director

I am originally from Curitiba, Paraná, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. BRASA at USF has been giving me extraordinary foundations for my development as a person. As the Professional Development Director, I aim to make all Brazilians reach and demonstrate their best versions in all aspects, and ensure that everyone makes their college experience the best possible.

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Enzo Scervino

Professional Development Analyst

I am a Sophomore majoring in Industrial Engineering from São Paulo, Brazil! As part of BRASA, I want to provide professional opportunities and advices for the Brazilian community, while supporting their adaptation to a new culture and country

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Pedro Secaf

Marketing Analyst

I am a Sophomore student, originally from São Paulo, Brazil, majoring in Computer Science. For me, being a BRASA board member represents the opportunity to gain professional experience while helping the Brazilian community in Tampa.

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Patrícia Gasparini

Marketing Analyst

I am a Brazilian from Ribeirão Preto majoring in Biomedical Sciences on a Pre-Med track. I appreciate being part of BRASA at USF because I am able to do what I love doing, as well as, meeting new people and helping them feeling at home in our community.

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Felipe Quaresma

Event Planning Analyst

I’m a Brazilian from Londrina majoring in advertising who really likes meeting new people and understanding their culture. I’m very proud of being part of the Brasa team and helping all the Brazilians in my community.

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Vitória Castillo

Vice-President

I am a Brazilian student from São Paulo, currently in my junior year, double majoring in International Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. Being a part of BRASA at USF is gratifying, especially because it allows me to meet new people and help my community.

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Rafael Buccini

Executive Analyst

Hi, I'm Rafael Buccini, a Sophomore majoring Electrical and Electronics Engineering. I have been a BRASA Board Member for about a year and a half as an Analyst on the Executive Team.

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Felipe Sellmann

Financial Analyst

I’m originally from Londrina, Brazil. I’m majoring in Business Analytics and Econometrics. At USF, I joined BRASA where I hope to make an impact by helping improve the Brazilian community.

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Giovana Avila

Professional Development Analyst

Originally from Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, I have lived in Florida for about four years now. Currently, I am a Sophomore majoring in Economics and International Studies. I am very privileged to be part of such an engaged community and have access to the incredible opportunities BRASA at USF has given me. Very proud of the work our board has been doing and excited for the things that are to come!

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Victoria Martins

Marketing Director

I’m from Goiânia, Brazil and majoring in Marketing. I started out in BRASA in my freshmen year as a Marketing Analyst and have been passionate about BRASA and helping the Brazilian Community since I became a part of the organization. I hope to be able to continue to help Brazilian students at USF succeed!

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Juliana Almeida

Marketing Analyst

Hi :) my name is Juliana Almeida and I’m from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I am a sophomore student majoring in Marketing and Psychology and I am passionate about helping the Brazilian community succeed and have fun at the same time! I am very happy to be part of this team, and Im excited to keep up with BRASA’s great work!

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Gabriel Mocelin

Event Planning Director

Gabriel is a Sophomore from Brazil pursuing degrees in Finance and Quantitative Economics and Econometrics. This past summer he did an apprenticeship at BTG Pactual on the Investment Banking Division where he did considerable analysis of the financial statements looking at debt ratio, operating ratio, and CAPEX on railroad stocks and prepared an investment thesis presentation on it. He's is really passionate about the areas of Wealth and Asset Management where he believes that he can put into practice his analytical skills as well as interpersonal skills when dealing with clients on deals.

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Bárbara Bueno

Event Planning Analyst

I am Brazilian from Belo Horizonte, majoring Behavioral Healthcare, I love to make new friends and spend time with my family. Being part Brasa at USF makes me more involved in my brazilian community and USF’s community.

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