Born in Brazil and lived there until she was eight years old when her family moved to to Schwaebisch Hall, a small town in the South of Germany, in 1989. Now has dual Brazilian and German citizenship. Moved to Berlin and she began playing golf with her brother Michael at the age of ten, before joining the the German National Team in 1994. Played in the winning Junior Ryder Cup team in 1995. Attended the David Leadbetter Junior Academy in Florida then Arizona State University. Named ‘Freshman of the Year’ but decided pursue her pro dream. Moved back to Florida and began her career on the LPGA Futures Tour. Thrilled to be asked by the Brazilian Golf Federation to compete in Rio for the country of her birth. Now has a one-year-old daughter of her own. Won the Olympic test challenge on the Gil Hanse-designed course in Rio in March.