Thank you to the Felsman Fellowship leadership: Alex Harris, Bob Korstad, Irene Felsman, Kelsey Dalrymple, and Maggie Woods. Thank you for all of your support of the last 10 months and for continuing Kirk Felsman's legacy; it would have been an honor to have met him.
Obrigada Luciano por me receber em Programa Raízes Locais, por me convidar a todas a reuniões e falas, por me apresentar a Cinelandia e a Livraria Cultural--lugares favoritos do Rio, as viagens, pelo samba, em fim, pela amizade. Não deixaremos o samba acabar!
Obrigada a Kelly e Wilma por me receber na sua casa e familia. Desde o primeiro momento sentia no meu lar carioca. Obrigada pela companhia, as dicas, as músicas, as saideiras, os abraços nos momentos difíceis, especialmente no momento mais difícil-ir embora. Mas como a saideira nunca é uma só, a gente terá outros abraços no Pink Panther Cougar Club :-).
Thank you to Jennie for helping me fall in love with Rio before I even got there! Your enthusiasm for Rio's fantastic flavors and seductive sounds is infectious. Your and Luis's wedding was one of the most lovely experiences I had in the city, and your generosity in inviting my family was even lovelier still.
Obrigada and thank you to Theresa and the entire Catcomm and RioOnWatch crew. Although the opportunity to work with you all came toward the end of my time in Rio, it was one of the most stimulating and rewarding experiences I had. Everyone's passion for making Rio a sustainable, inclusive, equitable, and vibrant city is inspiring, and I look forward to all our future projects and collaborations.
Thank you to Chetna and Marta, my house sisters and partners in not-so-criminal crime. Marta, even though you came to Bairro de Fátima during my last month, we made the most out of our time together and I thank you for indulging all of my final farewell whims throughout the city. Chetna, thank you for your goofiness and laugh, even if we both had our heads over a computer working. I know we will all be back on the patio in the not too distant future.
Obrigada a Luis e sua familia por ter me recebido em suas casas durante natal no nordeste. Entre a comida e o carinho não queria ir embora.
Obrigada a André e Walace por gostar, ou ao menos fingir de gostar, todas as comidas que fiz. E obrigada André pelas músicas.
Thank you to Lizzie and Shadee for your youthful embrace of Rio.
Thank you to all the friends I made along the way, however briefly. You made each moment multilingual, colorful, and welcoming.
Thank you to Joe for Skype dates and silly text messages. Your love and support grounds me wherever I may go.
Thank you to my family for encouraging me in all of my travels and endeavors. I'm so happy I got to share Rio with you