Fábio is currently enrolled in the Master of Community and Regional Planning Program in PPPM. Originally from Bahia, Brazil, he developed his passion for international studies during an internship and volunteer work in France and Bolivia. In Brazil, he started an organization dedicated to recruiting international volunteers for educational programs in rural communities. He lived in the US between 2007 and 2009 while attending graduate school at San Jose State University California. After receiving his Masters of Public Administration degree, he returned to Brazil and worked on the management of public agencies in education and public health. He moved to Oregon with his family and enjoys playing with his twin little boys in the beautiful parks of Eugene.