Listener, adventurous, hugger, planner, adaptable, team worker
Likes: community, “This American Life” podcast, dancing, travelling, chocolate, cooking, capybaras
Dislikes: driving, inconsiderate people, most soups, injustice, routine
Daniela was born into a big family in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She graduated in 2009 from the University of Sao Paulo with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition specializing in public health. In 2011, she made a decision that would forever change her life: moving to the U.S. to be an Aupair. Here, she made dear friends with who she went on countless adventures and learned how to deal with being away from the ones she loved most. The United States is also where she met her husband, John-Mark. The pair married and moved to Sao Paulo in 2014. Four years later, they packed their things again and relocated to Austin, TX, where she would pursue her lifelong dream of working to empower individuals in need. She joined Austin Angels as a Love Box Program Case Manager in April 2019. She’s passionate about working for an organization that truly sees and values young people and works to give them opportunities that they might otherwise not have.