I am a graduate student at Texas State University and a Boren Fellow.  My Boren Fellowship has given me the amazing opportunity to study Portuguese in Brazil for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 academic year.  In preparation, I also attended a six-week intensive Portuguese program at the Summer Languages Institute at the University of Chicago.

I am using this site to document my experiences in Brazil as part of my work with the graduate program at the Center for International Studies at Texas State University.  It is my hope to provide useful and interesting information here for anyone with interest in Portuguese language and studying and living in Brazil.