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ELC Santa Barbara Student Spotlight: Carla Caffe January 4th, 2013

Screen Shot 2012-12-28 at 2.06.05 PM (1)It’s not often that you get to come across such a unique personality—full of light, life, creativity and a genuine thirst for learning and growing. ELC Santa Barbara had the privilege of having Carla Caffe grace us with her presence. As last Friday was her last day, it seemed fitting to tell you a bit more about her, so you can see why she is and will be so missed.

She’s the kind of person that makes you feel at ease—makes it possible for you to be yourself. She had that ability with all of her teachers as well as her peers. It was rare to find her without a smile on her face. Even when something would go awry—you could count on her to see the good in a situation.

On her first day here at school, I found out that she’s an amazingly talented artist from Brazil. Her artwork is as lively and colorful as she is. She loves architecture and portrays it whimsically through her art. I fell in love with her art the minute she showed me one of the brochures from an exhibit that she had done.  Her work jumps out at you and draws you in—making you want to look at it over and over again because you know you’ll see something that you hadn’t the time before.

Adventure and exploration run through her blood, and you can see that in her eagerness to try new foods, excitement to explore whatever city she’s in, and the joy she has in traveling to new places with her family.  During her stay here, her family came over from Brazil to visit; they road tripped to San Francisco and will continue their journey to Santa Monica before they had back to Sao Paolo.

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Carla, thank you for your intriguing stories, your insightful questions, and your curiosity for life. Brazil is very lucky to have you!

I absolutely could not tell you about Carla without showing you some of her art:

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