My name is Carla Villela and I am a multimedia teacher at Santa Teresa High School in San Jose. Before becoming a teacher, I worked in the visual effects industry all over the world on super fun movies like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ironman: Age of Ultron, Mad Max: Fury Road, and more. I am passionate about art, but I am mostly passionate about human potential! We can do truly amazing things when we put our minds to it.
I became a GG leader because not only am I passionate about people and what we are capable of, but I am also smitten with traveling and languages.
I am a Brazilian American, and speak Portuguese fluently. I speak French and Spanish conversationally, and have studied Italian and Japanese. I am currently learning Finnish for fun!
Having traveled all over the world as a teenager, and having spent a large portion of my life in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I realize now how crucial it is to be exposed to different cultures and ways of life during your developmental years. The Global Glimpse program is unique in the way that it offers students of all walks of life the opportunity to really connect with students of other countries. Incredible!
I am so stoked to meet all of you and go on this amazing adventure together. Just one more day! Sweet!