My name is Eduarda...

My name is Eduarda and 4 years ago I fell in love with Lisbon. I fell in love with it so much that today I can firmly say that my heart is divided. One part is here, along the Tagus River. The other is 967 km away, on an island I also call home: Madeira.

Throughout my 21 years of life, I have learned that the definition of home goes far beyond the common definition. Home can be a place or someone. It may even be a smile or a smell. Home is a place of memories, where we leave a little bit of ourselves. I remembered that on my first day at college I was told "Welcome to your new home". At that moment I thought it would be, due to the amount of time I would spend there. But I ended up realising that it became my home because I also left a little bit of my heart there.

On February 3rd, 2020, I started a new stage in my life, thanks to the opportunity that Building Global Innovators gave me. I became a Marketing and Communication's intern at a company that welcomed me very well. This is my first job experience and I have never thought I would find a professional and at the same time familiar environment. A hardworking and dynamic team that gives space to new ideas. A company that I believe will make me grow professionally. A company that, who knows, I will start to call home.

- Eduarda Monteiro