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Fernando Branco Moraes

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"Keep going."

Fernando Branco Moraes is from São Paulo, Brazil, and is a Sophomore in Computer Science with a concentration in Data-Centric Computing with a GPA of 3.76. He says the best thing about being a Virginia Tech engineer is the resources provided to the student and the great networking you can make. When he was in middle school, he dreamt of being a soccer player (still dreaming about it). Now that he is at Virginia Tech, he would like to work for a huge soccer company, such as Nike, in the computer science field. Fernando says that if he could change one thing, it would be to spend less time using his cellphone and do things that matter.

Fernando is currently part of the Galipatia Living and Learning Community. In his free time, Fernando loves to play soccer and watch TV shows.

Fernando says his role model is his father because of everything he had sacrificed to put Fernando in the conditions he is in today. Fernando has two siblings and two dogs named Lana and Bebe. He also mentioned that his favorite cartoon character is Woody the Woodpecker because he used to watch them as a child with his great-grandmother and it is one of the best memories he has of being with her. He also shared that he listens to electronic music or a Brazilian music genre called "Sertanejo" and that his favorite movie is Just Go With It.