I arrived in the USA six years ago with a goal to fulfill my passion for screenwriting and sharing stories on both big and small screens. As a Latina hailing from Brazil and born to former coffee pickers, I inherited my storytelling skills from my parents. They would narrate their experiences living in the Brazilian countryside, weaving fantastical tales that stirred my emotions. Their stories inspired me to become a storyteller myself, and I became the first in my family to attend college. Eventually, I moved to the United States and worked as a nanny to pave the way for me to follow my dreams. To me, storytelling is not just a dream but a vocation and a responsibility that I am humbled to carry out.