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​My work is all about minimizing stress and maximizing results.

I believe in compassionate counseling, and adopt a broad view of education, which prepares learners for lifelong skills.

I urge students and families to embrace academic excellence and learning that transfers across industries, and to focus on universities that will offer a true sense of belonging and foster individual growth.

As a lifelong learner myself, I am in constant professional development, in the US and in Europe.

I have a graduate certificate in Independent College Consulting from the University of California - Irvine, and I am a member of HECA and of the International Association for College Admission Counseling.


“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”
C.S. Lewis

We all have deserts, and sometimes we may need professional guidance to help cross the distance between where we are now and where we want to be.

If you aspire to be a global scholar, either in your undergraduate years, or in post-graduate studies, you may need help navigating different educational systems, selecting universities and courses, and applying.

I founded College Admissions International in 2017 because I have personally crossed that bridge with my three now adult children, and understand the need for expert and compassionate guidance in the application process.  

My goal is to minimize stress, and to help students of all ages achieve their goal of studying internationally.      

I am a Brazilian native English-speaking consultant, with a background in law (UnB). I went to school in the UK and in an American school in Brasilia. I have a Master’s in Law from the University of Pernambuco and was a HHH Fellow at Boston University. In my early career, I was a teacher of English as a second language at the Cultura Inglesa. I am also fluent in French.

Due to my multicultural background, I understand the unique concerns and expectations parents have when contemplating sending their children to college abroad. I am prepared to confidently guide not just the student, but the whole family in this transition. I have a proven record of helping my students be admitted to their top choice schools.

I also offer services to graduate applicants to certificate, masters and doctoral programs, including PhD candidates. Additionally, because of my 30+ years in a legal profession in Brasilia, professionals who want to be admitted to an MBA or LLM program internationally are assured I understand their aspirations. Here too I have proven results: my students have been admitted to their top choice programs, a few with substantial scholarships.

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I will be happy to learn more about you and where you want to continue your educational journey!

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