4th-year Civil Engineering Student: Joao is a Civil Engineering student at Universidade Federal de Uberlandia (UFU), which is a renowned and accredited Brazilian university. He is currently studying at California State University, Long Beach as part of an exchange program called Science Without Borders on behalf of CAPES and the Brazilian Government. Back in Brazil, Joao worked with management and monitoring of civil engineering works and hydraulic projects at the university. He has knowledge and experience with softwares such as Revit, AutoCAD, and AutoCAD Civil 3D. In addition, Joao participated in Civil Engineering’s Academic Board as Treasurer, where he gained experience with cash management and strengthened his sense of teamwork, as well as planning and organization skills. Joao speaks three languages (Portuguese, English and Spanish) and considers himself to be communicative with a great sense of leadership and teamwork. Ever since he was a child, Joao has had a great desire to make a difference in people’s lives. Now he sees that he can do this by applying his knowledge in sustainable projects that will help people and contribute to world change. With One Community, Joao joins the Hydraulics Team designing for the 7 Sustainable Village Models.