Thay is 20 years old, born and raised in a peripheral area of São Paulo – Brazil, and with many dreams and hopes. As a child everyone thought she would be a lawyer because she always defended (and created unsettling arguments) whoever needed the most, staying silent was simply not an option. From there came a huge passion for leadership, and although she is not a lawyer, advocating for others is still her biggest life mission. She studied administration, and logistics, and is now studying History at the Federal College of São Paulo, and she can’t imagine ever stopping to study. After LALA, she co-founded a social initiative that aims to democratize access to the learning and teaching of foreign languages for low-income people in Latin America called “Iniciativa Wanderlust”, while also inserting young people with potential into a network of support and opportunities.
As the AC for DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access) she contributes to DEIA goals to make LALA a safer, more inclusive, and diverse community for students, alumni, and staff; helps to promote and establish/build an organizational culture of inclusive communication, education, learning, and professional performance while enhancing the DEIA values at LALA through internal task forces and specific initiatives.