My name is Marcia Pretto, I was born in the south of Brazil. I have two children: Jardel and Lucas, to whom I was given Benjamin and Antonia. I work in the events area and have owned Gato Pretto Productions for 15 years. I’ve been part of the Mass Badge NGO for 7 years and I dedicate all my work in honor of my late mother who taught me to look at others with respect, dignity and compassion.
When immigrating to the United States of America 22 years ago, I brought with me what was written on the Brazilian flag “Ordem e Progresso”. I thank all the companions on this journey for teaching me to be a better person every day.