My name is Hope.
I was diagnosed with lupus in 2013. Since then, I decided to learn more about my condition, and explore ways to feel better.
Before recently changing my life aspirations to focus on the lupus cause, I worked for several years in the technology industry, holding different engineering, marketing and leadership positions.
I am Brazilian, and lived in the Silicon Valley and in the UK. Now, the lovely state of Oregon is my home.
Having Lupus as my companion has taught me to see life from a new angle, and appreciate my small accomplishments.
Let’s challenge ourselves to engage in positive dialog with an optimistic mindset, and discover where it will take us … are you up for the challenge?
Finally, I leap into this upcoming life chapter with my best friend and husband, two handsome sons and my sweet Rhodesian Ridgeback.