Hi, I'm Leda
I'm a charismatic,19-year-old student fighting for my dreams in America. I was originally born in Brazil in the state of São Paulo, a place where I lived 15 years of my life. Photography was always present in my life, either through toy cameras or school projects. I got my first camera as a gift from my parents, back in 2012. Back then, photography was just a hobby for me and, at that time, I never thought that I would follow a career path connected to this field.
When I turned 16, I packed my things and moved to the United States to follow my dreams of attending college. My family and I lived in Celebration, FL, where I had the opportunity to finish my junior and senior years of high school years at Celebration High School. During my first year, I had the opportunity to join the photography club at my school, led by my dear friend Andrew Griesemer (Mr. G was how I used to call him). He, without any doubts, is my biggest inspiration in this field. If it wasn't for him, I would never have imagined that someday I would build my own photography business. I would not be able to get where I am today without the help of my family, friends and all the people that shaped who I am in some way.
In 2018, I graduated high school and moved to Tampa, where I'm a full-time student at the University of South Florida pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Advertising while doing a dual degree in Journalism. I'm a sophomore in the Zimmerman Advertising Program, a program that combines the college of business with the school of mass communications to give advertising students a full spectrum of business knowledge.
Besides being a student, I work at The Oracle, USF's student newspaper, as the Managing Editor. My other passions include helping others, meeting new people, traveling to new cultures and smiling!
About Me Video: https://youtu.be/rABowRQf9co (Links to an external site.)