Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Fernanda is passionate about bringing people together in creative and innovative ways. She earned a B.A., Dip. Ed. in Languages from the University of Western Australia. She has worked in Film, TV, and Interactive Multimedia Production, Project Management and Advertising. Most recently she was Associate Director of Development at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine, Neuroscience, and Neurology. Fernanda thrives on being challenged every day and loves connecting people to their philanthropic goals. She believes that cross-collaboration is essential not only in healthcare and medicine but across a broad spectrum of areas and disciplines.