Meet the Board of Directors

Board Members

MARCELO LAZARINI

President

Background

Marcelo was born in São Carlos-SP, Brazil, and lives in St. Louis since June 2018. Worked as IT consultant in major consultancy companies in Brazil, and now works as IT Manager in a multinational company here in St. Louis. He loves to travel, and now is exploring US cities. Other interests are music, photography, robotics and scuba diving.

Education

  • BA in Computer Science from Universidade de São Paulo

Email: president@VivaBrasilSTL.org

Sidney Miranda

Treasurer

Background

Sidney was born in Brazil. His first time in St. Louis was as an AFS Exchange Student at the Ritenour H.S. He returned to the St. Louis area to seek his higher education. Sidney has 22 years of experience in Engineering and Project Management. Sidney is married with Sheila and together they have two wonderful kids. Sidney enjoys playing soccer, running, and biking.

Education

  • EMBA – Executive Master of Business Administration – Washington University, St. Louis
  • MSEMgmt – M.S. Engineering Management – Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • BSEE – B.S. Electrical Engineering – Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

Email: SidneyMiranda@VivaBrasilSTL.org


Elizabeth Bittencurt

General Board Member - Education Coordinator

Background

Beth is native from São Paulo, Brazil. She started her professional in technology carrier in São Paulo, and continued it in Portugal (1998 – 2006). In 2006 she moved to St Louis. Beth has been an active and passionate participant of Viva Brasil association since its inception. She is also a Portuguese teacher at the Viva Português program.

Education

  • BS in Finance from PUC - MG
  • BS in Business Administration from PUC - MG

Email: ElizabethBittencurt@VivaBrasilSTL.org


Rafael Ribeiro

General Board Member - Events

Rafael is native of São Paulo - Brazil and recently moved to St Louis-MO to open a famous Brazilian Churrascaria in the area. As a professional Event Coordinator and Restaurant Manager, he comes to ensure the quality and success of Viva Brasil Events. Rafael is an active member of the Brazilian and Latino community and with his wife enjoy good food and good conversation with friends.

Education

  • Bachelor in Computer Science - UNIP - SP


Carolina Holtmeyer

Background

Carolina is from a small city in the state of São Paulo. Carolina is the co-founder of Viva Brasil STL and helps with the Viva Português coordination. Carolina works full time as Business Analyst and System Developer. She is active in sports as Baseball, and Color Guard Mom. Other interests are Photography, Glass work and Travel.

Education

  • MS in Computer Science from Webster University - St. Louis.
  • BA in Computer Science from PUC São Paulo

Email: CarolinaHoltmeyer@VivaBrasilSTL.org