I attended college in Rio de Janeiro and then came to the U.S. for graduate studies. I earned my Ph.D. in chemistry at Princeton University and completed my post-doctoral studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 12 years before becoming a scientific advisor. I now work as a full-time patent agent.
That is a hard question, because I had so many great professors. If I had to pick three professors, I would say Professor Kathy Stanchi, whose legal writing teachings still resonate with me; Professor Sophie Smyth, the professor that every first-year law student could wish for – intense but also encouraging and understanding; and Professor Frank McClellan, who allowed me a great deal of intellectual freedom in my guided research courses.
Marriage equality, because everybody should enjoy the legal protections that come from government recognition of committed relationships.