Ju Peixoto is a 19-years-old Social Communication student, born in Goiânia – GO, Brazil. Peixoto knew she was passionate about communications and arts from the very first time she went into a movie theater, she still remembers the surreal feeling of being engulfed into a narrative by the bright lights, loud sound, and a big screen. Since she was a kid she was always involved in all kinds of projects she could get herself into, from drawing, language learning, and ballet to capoeira (a Brazilian martial art) and theater classes – her mother always believed that education was the only thing no one could take from you, so Ju seized all the opportunities she could.
Peixoto was part of VLB9 and the Cross-Cultural Leadership Program from the World Leading Schools Association and was also awarded in the Goi-Foundation International Essay Contest for Young People. Most of all, Ju believes in giving back all the opportunities she had for other people – because she recognizes that without the help of many she wouldn’t have been able to be where she is today. As an AC for Communications and External Community Engagement, she is responsible for many projects to better communicate with different stakeholders (from Alumni, to Staff and Donors). She also supports the Storytelling Team, helping to share the fantastic stories we have on throughout the LALA Ecosystem.