I am from Brazil. I was born in Teresina but my family is from Fortaleza and I lived a few years there. In school, I really enjoyed participating in science olympiads and I got medals for Brazil in the International Olympiad in Informatics in 2016 (Russia) and 2017 (Iran). I came to the US for the first time to attend MIT.

I’m latino, I use he/his pronouns, and, for my fellow linguists who understand IPA, my name (Rogério Guimarães) is pronounced [ʁoˈʒɛɾiu ɡimɐˈɾɐ̃js].

Personal Interests

I love soccer, both playing and watching! I don’t score much though, I’m a goalie. When I am in Brazil, I like to attend the matches of the greatest team in the Northeast: Fortaleza. I also love the Brazilian national team, the Seleção, and I went to the World Cup in 2014 in Brazil, and in 2018 in Russia!

I enjoy surfing, playing the guitar, and reading. I prefer non-fiction, humanities or social sciences-related books. You can check out the books I read on my goodreads account.

My favorite movies are Into the Wild (2007), Les Misérables (2012), and The Prestige (2006).