Marcela was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and moved to São Paulo at a very young age. Throughout the years, she has lived in many different cities, from Houston, Texas to Teresina, Piauí. Moving a lot has made her realize how flexible and adaptable she can be. Changes have always been a big part of her life. She studied advertisement and marketing in college and had the chance to work at several different workplaces, from ad agencies to retail and industries. All these diverse experiences have broadened the way she understands the world. Since high school she has volunteered for different organizations, getting to know the many ways she can connect to others, getting to know their stories and help improve their situation in the way she can.