Born and raised in Brazil, Rafa (Ha-fa) is currently studying Sustainable Agriculture at UBC. Having lived in Costa Rica prior to coming to Coast Salish Territories, Rafa is deeply passionate about issues that surround the interface between Agriculture, Conservation and Development. A plant nerd native to the tropics, he hopes to learn more about the biodiversity of British Columbia and discover differences and similarities between both. In his free time, Rafa is involved in theatre productions, usually backstage or up in the booth.