Shaila is a Brazilian TCK (Third Culture Kid)  who grew up in Holland, the United States, and mostly Austria. While in Brazil she pursued her Clinical Psychology degree and there got licensed. Shortly after, God called her to serve in China as a Psychologist catering to the expat community in Shanghai working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health disorders within an outpatient hospital clinic. It was there her heart saw the need for member care for global workers. It was also there she met and married her Japanese-Brazilian husband, Lucas. They were in China a total of 5 years when God called them to pursue Biblical-based education to prepare for the next steps of ministry. This brought them to Columbia, where Shaila was able to enter into the MA in Member Care program at Columbia International University and was also able to get to know GRC. Her heart beats for those who are serving God in a cross-cultural setting and to be able to serve them in the area of debriefing and counseling. Shaila and Lucas are excited to be welcoming their first son, Noah, to the world in a few months.