Aline is Brazilian and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Mackenzie Presbyterian University - Sao Paulo. She has experience helping small businesses to improve processes and advocates for client-first strategies. Her last job role in Brazil was at Itau Unibanco, a major South America Bank, where she won the Top Performer Prize. Her passions are innovation, technology, finance, networking, diversity, equity, inclusion, collaboration, and volunteer work. She is a member of the UW First-Gen Graduate Students and involved with the Black and Latinx community. She enjoys teaching Portuguese, singing, dancing, traveling, trying food from around the world, Couchsurfing, and she is currently learning Japanese, Spanish, Russian, coding, and Business Analytics.