Margarise founded BayBrazil in 2010 to serve as a source of information and assist business communities in Silicon Valley and Brazil to establish bi-lateral ties. For that, she’s been creating a series of programs to nurture entrepreneurial ecosystems and address critical issues of doing global business. She works with several organizations to encourage networking among the Brazilian-American tech community and increase interaction & business between the two countries. Margarise holds a B.A. in Journalism from Universidade Estadual de Londrina and before moving to the Bay Area she worked seven years as a news reporter, editor and anchor at Brazilian network broadcasts TV Globo, TV Cultura and TV Bandeirantes.