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I am Sofia, a Lisbon-based self-taught marketer, designer, recipe tester and developer, chef and non-practitioner architect. I am Portuguese, born in Tunisia, lived in various European countries, and states within the USA, where I also ended up becoming an American citizen. 


Since childhood, food and wellness have always been important in my life. In 2017, after battling my first cancer, I decided to do an 180 in my life, left the corporate American world and moved to Portugal where I founded a community organic farm, TerrAzoia.


For 4 years and with the help of the local and international community, we created a variety of music, arts, wellness and farm-to-table events.


Just this year, I moved to Lisbon, and sold the farm to an amazing couple who will create their own vision yet with the same spirit and love it was started. Today under the name of TerrAjuda, I am focusing on marketing and design services for small or start-up companies in the events, agriculture, hemp, tourism and culinary industries, as well as being a personal chef for small groups and wellness retreats.

Click here to download my résumé.


Bachelor in Architecture

Pratt Institute, NY

Certificate in Marketing Strategy

eCornell - Cornell University

Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition

eCornell - Cornell University and T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies


Certificate in Holistic Health Coaching

Institute for Integrative Nutrition 

Certificate in ServSafe Food Safety

ServSafe and National Restaurant Association


Certificate in Plant-Based Cooking

through Roubxe and  Forks Over Knives

  • Farm-to-table events at TerrAzoia, Sintra

  • Healthy culinary classes to elementary school students in NC and WI

  • Healthy culinary classes on a tight budget for battered women though Molina Healthcare, WI

  • Meal plan ideas to busy families in NC, WI and SC

  • Personal chef for small groups and families in NC, WI and SC

  • Sofias' Choices - A project started by Sofia Monteiro and I to help breast cancer survivors through talks, circles of life, and retreats.

  • NYFW 2020 - AnaOno Fashion Show - Breast cancer fashion show wearing AnaOno lingerie benefiting METAvivor.

  • Carolina Chrome - Bikers for TaTas - Appeared in this magazine for a fundraiser event 

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