I am by nature, as I like to describe, a teacher. I teach English at a public school in Bahia. This is the job which raised my interest in the teaching of English in favor of social change through individuals' self emancipation. As a researcher in language teaching, I hold a Master's degree in Languages (Culture, Education and Language) from the State University of Southwest of Bahia. I also hold a license in Languages with a degree in English Language and Literature from the State University of Bahia.
Additionally, I am a specialist in Clinical and Institutional Psychopedagogy and her focus in that area is the process of learning through the challenges that social minorities face. She studied English Teaching Methodology at the University of Miami, USA, and her prior interest is in education for social change and how to make use of language learning (foreign or second) for that end, whether by engaging it to the self through Critical Cultural Awereness or using it to making social connections that lead to personal growth and human development.