Maria Berg, a sparkling mixture of Brazilian, German and Luxembourgish culture in one woman! Her motto? Smile at life everyday!
Living in Luxembourg, she joined the Just Arrived Ambassadors Club to be a link between her community and Luxembourg
I’ve been living in Trier for 10 years now, but I lived 15 years in Luxembourg. I still work in Luxembourg. My last 25 years after having left São Paulo in Brazil were literally full of surprises. I did things that I would never have imagined doing. I went through all kinds of jobs. I worked as a housekeeper, teacher, nanny, lawyer, translator, medical assistant and project assistant.
I worked for both language schools and private companies. This allowed me to get to know the French and German culture and of course Luxembourg’s as well.
I am a lawyer, graduated from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica Campinas in São Paulo, Brazil.
I subsequently obtained an MBA (Master of Business Administration). Now I work at Paul Wurth and I also teach Portuguese commercial and contract law at the University of Trier since 1992 .
In addition, I have always been involved in volunteering in Africa and Brazil and now in Luxembourg where I met some great people. I am the vice-president of the non-profit association Trauerwee in Luxembourg which accompanies children and adolescents, who have lost a loved one, in their bereavement path. The association’s objective is to provide help to accept their new situation and to promote a healthy grieving process.
For me, Luxembourg is a romantic, idyllic and a multicultural place.
The greenery of Luxembourg’s nature as well as the colours of the flag of the country.
When I arrived in Luxembourg, I would have liked to meet this type of organization that could have helped me to settle in Luxembourg. Now, I am delighted to work to welcome newcomers. Just Arrived is a very good idea!
If you were a power, what would it be?
If you were a kind of book?
If you were a season?
If you were a spice?
If you were shoes?