Meet the AG Immigration Team

Our team

WELCOME TO AG IMMIGRATION 

AG Immigration is one of the leading immigration law firms in the U.S. We are located in several American cities, including Los Angeles, Orlando, Miami, Las Vegas, and Washington, besides our representatives in Brazil. 

We have highly qualified and experienced attorneys who are all certified to practice immigration law throughout the United States. Our attorneys develop a customized legal strategy for each client, and our petitions are meticulously prepared within the rigorous standards required by the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service). 

In the legal area, knowing the history and trusting the lawyer who will represent you is essential to guarantee the success of your claim. That’s why we have a specialized team to serve you in the best possible way.

Besides the legal team, AG has an operational team made up of professionals with proven experience, who will assist you in all steps of your application, from collecting the necessary documentation, preparing your petition, sending your application to the USCIS, and monitoring the status of your application with the U.S. authorities. This is all performed with the support of a modern online customer relationship management system (CRM), an exclusive platform that allows you to interact with our team in a simple, fast and efficient way. Not surprisingly, AG was considered one of the best immigration law firms in Irvine by Expertise.com. 

We hope you have a great experience with AG Immigration. At AG, your dream is our goal.

Advogado Felipe Alexandre

GET TO KNOW THE AG TEAM 

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Amanda Estevam

Client Support Specialist

Languages: English and Portuguese

With a background in Marketing, Amanda Estevam works as a customer service specialist at AG Immigration, ensuring a smooth and effective experience for those who contact our communication channels.

Fluent in Portuguese and English, Amanda utilizes her exceptional communication skills to guide and inform clients from dozens of countries who seek AG Immigration every day to begin their journey to America.

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Ana Carolina Amoedo

Case Manager

Languages: English, Portuguese, and French

Graduated in Law, Ana Carolina Amoedo has a postgraduate degree in Constitutional and Administrative Law and is currently pursuing her second postgraduate degree in Digital Law and Data Protection. 

Before joining AG Immigration, she was an intern at the Alagoas Public Prosecutor’s Office. She has also worked as a lawyer in Brazil, with extensive experience in case studies, legal research, procedural analysis and customer service.

At AG Immigration, Ana Carolina stands out for her ability to relate to clients from different backgrounds, managing to guide them with empathy during the process of drafting, submitting and monitoring their immigration cases.

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Ana Letícia Nascimento

Case Manager

Languages: English and Portuguese

Ana Letícia Nascimento is a case manager at AG Immigration, managing our clients’ immigration cases from beginning to end with dedication and attention to detail.

Throughout her career, she has served in the Brazilian Federal Court, providing direct assistance to judges across various cases, as well as in State Court.

With a bachelor’s degree in Law, a postgraduate degree in International Relations, and another in International Law, Ana Letícia also serves on the Board of the International Law Commission of the Minas Gerais chapter of the Brazilian Bar Association.

She has participated in over 40 courses, seminars, congresses, and other related events in the fields of Law, International Law, and International Relations. Additionally, she has presented works and projects in these areas, among other notable activities and achievements.

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Angelo Whosoever

Growth Consultant

Languages: English and Portuguese

Angelo Whosoever holds a bachelor’s degree in UX Design and is a specialist in Digital Communication and Gamification. An MBA professor at IESB University Center, in Brazil, he has been in the marketing and advertising industry for 16 years. At AG Immigration, he leads our Growth department. 

Throughout his career, Angelo was responsible for the creation and development of innovative products and services, such as the startup GAMEFICA, sold in 2022 to the Intranet Mall to increase interaction with consumers from more than 200 shopping malls.

Angelo also has some successes in the Web3 market in Brazil. For example, he created collections of NFTs that moved hundreds of thousands of reals in partnership with artists such as Danilo Gentili (TV host), Luke Ross (Marvel Comics) and Elias Silveira (MAD). 

Among his responsibilities at AG Immigration, Angelo leads the development of online business processes, the integration of customer service technologies and the design of marketing and growth strategies.

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Any Correia

Business Development Associate

Languages: English and Portuguese

Holding a bachelor’s degree in Law from Pitágoras College, in Brazil, Any serves as a business development associate at AG, employing her legal knowledge to provide the best immigration services and recommendations for our clients. 

With a sharp understanding of immigration issues, Any advises our clients on the opportunities and challenges of starting a new life in the US, considering their every need.

Having assisted clients from several countries in their immigration journey to America, Any is well-acquainted with the specificities related to each nationality, allowing her to offer exclusive and customized assistance to them.

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Bernardo Reis

Document Assistant

Languages: English and Portuguese

Bernardo Lobato is an International Relations graduate from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He began his professional career as an immigration intern, gaining practical experience in preparing, assembling, and analyzing documents for visas such as EB-2 NIW and EB-1A.

Currently at AG Immigration, he serves as a document assistant for immigration forms, ensuring that all documents are completed accurately and in accordance with USCIS’s best practices.

Bernardo’s organizational skills and attention to detail ensure that nothing goes unnoticed and that deadlines are met.

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Brenda Zanotti

Intake Specialist

Languages: English and Portuguese

Brenda Zanotti is a customer service specialist with over five years of experience, fluent in Portuguese and English. She has worked at renowned companies such as Wizard and Concentrix, honing her skills in communication, problem-solving, support, and negotiation.

Passionate about creating exceptional experiences for customers, Brenda stands out for her proactivity, adaptability, and results-oriented approach. She is a dedicated professional who always strives for excellence in her work, providing positive and memorable experiences for each client.

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Carolina Aranguiz

Intake Specialist

Languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese

With a degree in Tourism from LaGuardia Community College in the U.S., Carolina Aranguiz has accumulated experience in the administrative and customer support areas of large corporations, such as the banks JP Morgan Chase and BTG Pactual.

At AG Immigration, Carolina serves as an intake specialist, guiding individuals from their initial contacts with us and ensuring that each one receives appropriate direction throughout their immigration journey.

Fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, Carolina demonstrates a unique sense of professionalism and empathy in her interactions with our clients, which enhances their experience during the green card application process.

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Clara Goldberg

Bilingual Service

Languages: English and Portuguese

A biologist by training, Clara Goldberg has built her professional career in customer support, with a special emphasis on the healthcare industry. She has worked for companies such as Pantheon Clinic and Renaissance Hospital/Notre Dame. At AG Immigration, she provides bilingual services to our clients.

With her ability to communicate and organize effectively, Clara has a deep understanding of the needs of those who contact us, whether in English or Portuguese. This ensures that our clients’ needs are understood and met professionally, facilitating all subsequent stages of the immigration journey for those who dream of starting a new life in the U.S.

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Desirée Perro

Operations Coordinator

Languages: English and Portuguese

Desirée Perro, a distinguished Law graduate with a postgraduate degree in Constitutional Law, serves as the Operations Coordinator at AG Immigration. She is committed to ensuring that the process of drafting, assembling, and submitting our clients’ cases is executed as smoothly as possible, aligning with the standards set by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

With a rich legal experience spanning nearly a decade, Desirée has made significant contributions as an attorney and as a municipal deputy prosecutor in Brazil. Over the recent years, she has honed her expertise in immigration law, working with industry-leading companies. In 2024, she brought her wealth of experience to AG Immigration.

Desirée’s meticulous attention to deadlines and her effective supervision of our team of drafters and case managers enable us to structure our cases in accordance with the best practices of the industry. Her dedicated efforts ensure that our clients receive the highest standard of service in their immigration journey.

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Dr. Hugo Serri

Attorney

Languages: English, Portuguese, French, Italian and Spanish

Hugo Serri is an accomplished Brazilian attorney with over two decades of global expertise across public and private practice. He initially earned his law degree from the prestigious Rio de Janeiro State University, in 1999, before undertaking specialized LL.M. programs at King’s College London and the University of Denver.

Fluent in English, Portuguese, French, Italian and Spanish, Hugo is one of Colorado’s most linguistically talented lawyers, effortlessly connecting with clients from all around the world. With extensive experience spanning two continents, he brings strategic acumen and steadfast dedication when advocating for client interests.

Hugo’s passion for the law motivates him to stay current on the latest developments in the US immigration landscape. He leverages his multilingual skills and cross-cultural fluency to guide clients smoothly through complex immigration processes, providing skilled representation with genuine compassion every step of the way.

Hugo is authorized to practice law by the Alabama State Bar. His practice is limited to Immigration and Naturalization Law, and other federal practice areas.

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Emilly Santos

Finance Specialist
Languages: Portuguese and English

Emilly Santos is an Economics student at the Federal University of Bahia, in Brazil, and works as an intern at AG Immigration, where she has contributed to the preparation, assembly, and analysis of documents for various types of immigration cases. 

Fluent in Portuguese and English, Emilly excels in her duties, ensuring that all our clients’ documents are filled out correctly, always with the help and supervision of our operational team.

As one of our most dedicated members and with extreme attention to detail, Emilly is characterized by her pursuit of professional excellence, efficiency, and ability to meet deadlines.

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Felipe Fukai

Billing Specialist

Languages: English and Portuguese

With a BA in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida and a Minor in Mathematics, Felipe Fukai serves as a billing specialist at AG Immigration

Before joining our team, Felipe accumulated experience in the engineering industry, where he developed skills such as quality process monitoring, leadership, and financial record management. 

He also served as a teaching assistant to undergraduate students at the University of Central Florida, providing academic support and assisting them in understanding the content of the Mechanical Engineering course. This involved assisting with classroom management, leading small group discussions, and providing feedback.

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Giovana Medeiros

Drafter

Languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese

Giovana Medeiros is a multilingual professional, fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, with intermediate skills in French. With a solid law degree from the Catholic University of Santos, in Brazil, and a specialization in Privacy and Data Protection Law from the University of Pennsylvania, she brings with her vast knowledge in the field of immigration.

With experience in both national and international offices, Giovana has stood out over the years as a dedicated and committed professional. Currently serving as case manager and drafter at AG Immigration, Giovana is responsible for drafting a variety of legal documents, including letters, statements, petitions, and responses to RFEs.

Her comprehensive experience and her ability to communicate effectively have been invaluable in ensuring the success of the cases she handles.

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Honey Blakeman

Attorney

Languages: English and Spanish

Honey Blakeman is a preeminent immigration lawyer with extensive expertise in employment-based and family immigration cases. She is dedicated to empowering corporations to attract and retain global talent through US visa guidance, bringing strategic acumen and compassion to this mission. 

With mastery across a diverse array of nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, Honey has guided countless individuals to achieve the American dream. She adeptly manages complex cases involving PERM Labor Certifications, adjustment of status, and family petitions.

A top graduate of UCLA and The George Washington University Law School, Honey is licensed in Washington D.C. and federally accredited to practice immigration law.

Honey is also an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the American Bar Association (ABA), and the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL). Her passionate involvement and leadership within these professional associations demonstrate her commitment to advancing this dynamic legal field.

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Isabella Miguel

Business Development Associate

Languages: English and Portuguese

A graduate in Law from the Centro Universitário Uniseb, in Brazil, and with additional training in Paralegal Studies from Valencia College in Orlando, Isabela Miguel serves as a Business Development Associate at AG Immigration. She previously worked at the Public Prosecutor’s Office for the State of São Paulo.

With experience in legal matters in Brazil and extensive knowledge about the US immigration system, Isabela is able to have a comprehensive view of the subject and provide accurate and trustworthy information to our clients. 

Her ability to analyze laws in depth and translate technical terms from immigration legislation into a quick and accessible language allows Isabela to genuinely connect with AG Immigration’s clients, ensuring them that their cases will be carried out safely, transparently, and smoothly.

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Isabella Rangel

Case Manager

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, and German

Isabella Rangel is a versatile attorney, holding a Law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas and specializing in conflict resolution from the Portuguese Catholic University. Certified in mediation by the ICFML and holding a postgraduate degree in Negotiation, Mediation, and Conflict Resolution, her expertise spans various areas of law.

Currently, she is deepening her knowledge in Intellectual Property and Innovation Law at the Getulio Vargas Foundation. With over two years of experience in immigration law, she focus her work on business visas, extraordinary abilities visas, and family-based cases.

Isabella is a fluent communicator in English, Spanish, German, and Portuguese, providing support in multiple languages to our international clients and ensuring that their immigration processes meet the highest standards of quality.

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Janaina Loureiro

Customer Service Specialist

Languages: English and Portuguese

Janaína Loureiro has a degree in Journalism and has been working in customer service for about 15 years, including in companies such as TAM Airlines and Cornershop by Uber. She is proficient in English, having worked as an English teacher for 9 years in language schools in Brazil. At AG Immigration, Janaína works as a customer service specialist.

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Julio Muniz

Intake Specialist

Languages: English and Portuguese

With a degree in Tourism and a postgraduate degree in Translation, Julio Muniz works as customer support agent, contributing to ensure that AG Immigration’s clients are promptly attended to and receive all the necessary information for a calm and satisfactory journey within the company.

Julio has previously worked as an assistant at the World Bank and as a translator in the medical industry, in addition to accumulating complementary experience in hospitality and customer service areas in other organizations

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Kayri Gois

Business Development Director
Languages: English and Portuguese

An executive with nearly two decades of experience in business development, Kayri has solidified his career in the banking industry, working for 17 years at Itaú Unibanco – one of the largest financial institutions in Latin America. During his tenure, he earned national recognition from the company for his performance in customer service, management and operations.

At AG Immigration, he is responsible for leading the business development team. With expertise in areas such as technology and global mobility, Kayri is qualified like no other in assisting professionals worldwide in navigating their immigration journey towards America.

Kayri holds a degree in Business and an MBA in Economics and Business Management from Getulio Vargas Foundation. Additionally, he holds an international XBA (Xponential Business Administration) in business and leadership.

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Karina Montero

Case Manager
Languages: English, Portuguese, French, Italian and Spanish

Karina Montero is a highly skilled professional who serves as a Case Manager at AG Immigration. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian, which allows her to handle a wide range of international clients.

Prior to joining AG, Karina gained valuable experience working as a paralegal at other immigration law firms.  This experience has made her an incredibly seasoned professional. Karina’s background, education, and attention to detail equip her with a deep understanding of the complexities of immigration law.

Karina holds a bachelor’s degree in Law  from Universidad Central de Venezuela and completed the Immigration Paralegal program at Universidad Teológica Internacional. Her strong academic background and practical experience in the industry make her a key asset to AG Immigration and to our clients’ satisfaction.

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Leda Oliveira

CEO
Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish

Leda Oliveira is a business administrator with extensive knowledge and experience in financial and accounting management. She worked for ten years as a project manager in restructuring, mapping and modeling organizational and financial processes in large companies in Brazil such as SulAmerica, Eletropaulo, Riachuelo and Brasilprev, being several times awarded for the results achieved by her.

In the United States, Leda specializes in accounting and tax procedures, in accordance with U.S. law guidelines. Since 2015, she has successfully supported dozens of companies and investors to intelligently plan their internationalization to America, as well as the financial and tax planning of their businesses.

Leda is also one of AG Immigration’s founders and, since 2024, performs the key position of CEO, leading the firm’s strategy and vision.

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Lucas Rosa

Case Manager

Languages: English and Portuguese

Lucas Rosa is a graduate in International Relations from Ibmec and holds certification in the American immigration system from the University of Pennsylvania. At AG Immigration, he serves as a case manager. 

With extensive experience in visas such as EB-2, EB-3, and E-2, Lucas combines theoretical and practical knowledge to navigate the challenges of the US immigration system. His pursuit of excellence and commitment to deadlines ensure efficiency in project completion.

At AG Immigration, Lucas not only provides technical expertise but also shares his passion for the field of immigration. His dedication to quality and willingness to tackle new challenges make him an essential member of the team, contributing to the success of the company and its clients.

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Maya Milocovic

Attorney

Language: English and Serbian-Croatian

Maya Milocovic earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University in 2008 and a Juris Doctor from Phoenix School of Law in 2012. Licensed by the Arizona State Bar in 2013, she was admitted to the Arizona Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of Arizona in 2014.

Originally from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Maya immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of 13. She began her legal career focusing on bankruptcy and divorce law, and dedicated the first eight years of her practice to these areas. However, immigration law has been a consistent backdrop to her career, leading her to dedicate herself almost exclusively to this practice since 2019.  

As an immigration attorney, Maya has extensive experience in family and employment-based immigration law, including family-based petitions and adjustment of status, employment-based classifications, and non-immigrant benefits such as the K-1 fiancé visa and complex nonimmigrant work visas like the O-1 classification. 

She enjoys tackling complex immigration matters and has achieved great success in handling immigration appeals. Maya thrives on using her skills and expertise to help clients with their immigration law needs and overcoming legal challenges.

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Mariana Regatieri

Case Manager

Languages: English and Portuguese

Mariana is a human rights and government affairs enthusiast who works as a Case Manager at AG Immigration. She developed her critical skills at a young age by participating in debates and discussions on international issues, which influenced her on graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations.

Her communications skills gained from her previous work experience, guarantee her clarity and commitment to our clients’ dream of moving to the United States. Understanding the clients’ achievements, ambitions and goals is a very important part of Mariana’s role.

With over a year of experience in immigration, Mariana is happy to make a difference in every case she has the opportunity to manage. Learning from experienced colleagues and being able to contribute to the development of the company are also good qualities of Mariana, who works daily to ensure an excellent journey for our clients.

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Malu Mernick

Business Development Associate

Languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese

Fluent in three languages, Malu has devoted her role as a Business Development Associate at AG Immigration to assisting clients from all nationalities in achieving the dream of a better life in the United States. 

With a solid background in sales, holding managerial positions in major industries, Malu graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the São Paulo State University, one of the most prestigious in Brazil. She also holds a postgraduate degree in sales.

Possessing a complete mastery of eligibility criteria for employment-based visas, such as EB-1 and EB-2 NIW, two of the most sought after by foreign professionals, Malu is capable of guiding our clients and their families on their possibilities regarding immigrating to the US safely.

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Marina Bistene

Case Manager

Languages: English and Portuguese

Marina Bistene is a lawyer in Brazil with a specialization in Family Law. She brings over a decade of legal expertise to AG Immigration, where she works as a case manager. Marina earned her Law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Brazil, and became a licensed attorney in 2013.

In pursuit of further legal knowledge and international experience, Marina embarked on a journey to the United States in 2018. At the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), she completed a paralegal course, earning certification and delving into the intricacies of American law.

Her legal career in the United States has primarily focused on immigration law. With over five years of experience in this field, she deepened her knowledge in a wide range of immigration matters, including family-based cases, naturalization, R-1 visas for religious workers, and EB-4 visas for special immigrants.

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Marcelo Monteiro

IT Consultant

Languages: English and Portuguese

Marcelo Monteiro holds a degree in Computer Science from São Caetano do Sul University and a postgraduate degree in Oracle Database from FIAP. He also specializes in IT management and process optimization.”.

Throughout his career, Marcelo has led development teams and contributed to various projects for multinational companies such as Ford, Audi, Land Rover, Jaguar, Volvo, Peugeot, Claro, and Sky.  He has also applied his expertise to the real estate industry, serving major Brazilian companies including Abyara, Helbor, Eztec, and Brazil Brokers.

At AG Immigration, Marcelo heads our IT department, where he oversees the coordination, planning, and leadership of technology activities, systems deployment, process optimization, equipment control, and asset management.

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Marília Queiroz

Case Manager

Languages: English and Portuguese

Marília Queiroz, a graduate in Law from the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB) and a graduate student in Corporate Law and Corporate Governance from the Legale School, both in Brazil, has over two years of experience in the field of Immigration Law.

She also serves as the regional director of university debates at the Brazilian Institute of Debates and is an advisor and former president of the Tribuna Sociedade Paraibana de Debates – where she promotes and participates in events and competitions on various issues of social, political, and legal relevance.

At AG Immigration, Marília is an essential part of our Drafts team, responsible for writing procedural pieces, such as initial petitions and responses to RFEs, thus contributing to ensuring our clients’ cases comply with the highest quality standards.

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Matheus Costa

Case Manager

Languages: English and Portuguese

Matheus Costa, who holds a Law degree from the University of Brasília and a certification in Privacy and Data Protection from Data Privacy Brasil, works as case manager at AG Immigration. 

With a long-standing experience, Matheus has worked in various legal fields, such as Civil and Labor law. This diverse professional background has become a significant asset in his daily work with AG Immigration clients, who come form a wide array of industries worldwide.

Matheus’s extensive legal knowledge, communication skills, and remarkable ability to manage the intricacies of an immigration process are also distinguishing features of his work as case manager.

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Natasha Chakraborty

Partner
Language: English

Natasha Chakraborty is a partner at AG Immigration. She exhibits exceptional proficiency in the field of immigration law, a recognition bestowed upon her by clients who value her extensive legal knowledge and her ability to provide them precise and supportive counsel. 

Over the course of her career, Natasha has cultivated a unique expertise, particularly in handling cases for immigrants with extraordinary abilities. She has successfully navigated complex petitions, including those for visas such as H-1B, EB-1, EB-2 NIW, and O-1, along with family-based petitions, Requests for Evidence (RFEs), and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs).

Natasha earned her bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Miami and has a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the American University Washington College of Law.

With a track record of representing clients before USCIS, Natasha has dealt with a wide spectrum of immigration matters, including asylum and refugee status, adjustment of status, T-visas, VAWA, naturalization, family-based immigration, and employment authorization. Her comprehensive knowledge encompasses all aspects of immigration law.

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Ocione Costa

Customer Service Manager 

Languages: Portuguese

With over 30 years of experience in customer relations and service, Ocione Costa has worked in large multinational companies, such as Sodexo, TIM, and Ticket Restaurant. 

Throughout her professional career, Ocione has stood out for her communication and leadership skills, having the opportunity to coordinate various sales and customer service teams, always with outstanding results.

Her attributes and professional experience make Ocione the ideal person to hold the position of Customer Service Manager at AG Immigration and ensure the satisfaction of our customers from the first contact with us. 

Ocione is completing her degree in Law at Newton Paiva University.

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Patrícia Monteiro

Head of Command Center
Languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish

Graduated in Commercial and Service Management from São Caetano do Sul University, in Brazil, Patrícia Monteiro is also specialized in ISO 9001, the most globally recognized standard for quality management.

Throughout her career, she led customer service teams for major multinational companies such as Allianz Worldwide Partners (Mondial Assistance), Ford, Audi, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Swiss RE, among many others. Patrícia also has experience in providing specialized service for airlines such as Etihad, Qatar, and Emirates, where she managed relationships with crew members. She has also worked in the concierge department for Black and Platinum MasterCard, dealing with high-profile customers. 

At AG Immigration, Patrícia is responsible for overseeing performance indicators, monitoring business evolution and managing organizational processes, as well as adapting them to the requirements of relevant certifications, in order to ensure a fluid and agile structure, able to provide complete satisfaction for our customers during their immigration journey within our firm

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Pedro Zava

Business Development Associate

Language: Portuguese

With a successful career in the banking and financial sectors, Pedro Zava brings a distinctive expertise to AG Immigration’s Business Development team.

A graduate in Business from Augusto Motta University, in Brazil, with MBAs from Getúlio Vargas Foundation and Ibmec, Pedro can guide our clients not only on the bureaucratic aspects of immigrating to the US, but also on matters related to family, finance, and daily life.

His experience with high-net-worth investors and clients, coupled with his extensive knowledge in project management, positions Pedro as a business development associate that is capable of providing the highest level of service for immigrants hiring AG Immigration to start their new lives in America.

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Renato Santana

Communications Consultant

Languages: English and Portuguese

Renato Santana is a journalist, graduated from the Presbyterian University Mackenzie and with a MBA in Organizational Communication and Public Relations from the University of São Paulo. 

At AG Immigration, he leads the Communication department, ensuring clarity in the interaction processes with employees, clients, and other external audiences. He also coordinates our media relations agencies in Brazil and in the U.S., as our lawyers and other spokespersons are constantly sought by media outlets to comment on topics related to immigration.

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Roger de Souza

Business Development Associate

Languages: English and Portuguese

Roger de Souza has an extensive career in the financial market. Holding a bachelor’s degree in Business and a postgraduate degree in Service Marketing from Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation, he holds a variety of financial certifications and has worked for banks such as Itaú and HSBC.

At AG Immigration, Roger serves as a Business Development Associate, welcoming and guiding our clients as they embark on their immigration journey to the United States.

With extensive knowledge in visas granting permanent residence to foreigners, such as EB-1, EB-2, and EB-2 NIW, as well as temporary work visas like L-1, and investment visas like E-2, Roger is a fully qualified professional, capable of handling a wide range of immigration cases, assisting clients from around the world in making their dreams come true.

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Sandra Olivo

Case Manager

Languages: English and Portuguese

With a bachelor’s degree in Languages and Education, Sandra Olivo has also completed graduate courses in Language Teaching and English Translation. At AG Immigration, she serves as a case manager, overseeing the process of preparing, assembling, and submitting our immigration cases, as well as managing communication with clients throughout their journey with us.

For 16 years, Sandra taught and served as a pedagogical coordinator in traditional schools in Brazil, including Liceu Jardim, Colégio Externato Rio Branco, Colégio Arbos, and Colégio Petrópolis, as well as at ABC Internacional (South Africa).

Sandra’s experience in conducting training for teachers on pedagogical materials, as well as her role as an English teacher for employees of various multinational corporations such as Aços Motta, Pirelli, Betulla Cosmetics, and Basf, makes her a well-rounded case manager, capable of assisting clients of all visa types and backgrounds with professionalism and attention.

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Simone Souza

Business Development Associate
Languages: Portuguese

Simone works as a Business Development Associate, assisting AG Immigration’s clients in initiating their immigration journeys with safety and security. Simone ensures that our services are 100% tailored to the unique needs of each client.

Simone holds a bachelor’s degree in Business with a focus on Marketing, along with two MBAs—one in organizational administration and another in human development. 

With a robust background in the banking sector, holding managerial positions in major Brazilian institutions such as Itaú, Real Bank, and Rural Bank, Simone has developed skills that have helped thousands of individuals achieve their financial dreams. Now, at AG Immigration, she is enabling immigrants from around the world to pursue their dreams of a new and better life in the United States.

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Silvia Marujo

Draft Department Leader

Languages: English and Portuguese

With a degree in Law from the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets (Ibmec) and over 15 years of professional experience in the field of law, Silvia Marujo leads the drafting department at AG Immigration.

As a Public and Private Law specialist, she has served as a Lay Judge in the State Court of Rio de Janeiro for over five years. Currently, she is honing her skills in Immigration Law, particularly concerning the United States.

Initially hired as a case manager, Silvia was quickly promoted to senior case manager within a few months. Today, she leads our drafting department, coordinating a team of drafters and overseeing the preparation of documents such as petition letters, letters of recommendation, and professional plans.

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Tiago Dutra

Finance Specialist
Languages: Portuguese

Tiago Dutra graduated in Business Administration from Mackenzie Presbyterian University and holds a postgraduate degree in Business Management from Ibmec. He currently serves as finance specialist at AG Immigration. 

With over ten years of experience in the financial market, Tiago has worked for companies such as Banco Mercantil, Unicred, Sicredi, and Agerio – all in Brazil. 

Between 2015 and 2018, he worked in Germany. Since 2020, he has also been an independent financial consultant for Brazilian and American small and medium-sized businesses.

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Virginia Ferreira

Head of Human Resources

Languages: English and Portuguese

Virginia Ferreira is an executive with extensive experience in customer service and HR, possessing a special knack for dealing with individuals and talents from diverse backgrounds. Her expertise makes her the ideal person to lead AG Immigration’s HR, ensuring the satisfaction of our employees and enabling the company to attract the best professionals available in the market.

Before joining AG Immigration, Virginia worked as a team leader in the customer service division of Bloomberg LP in New York, where she honed her skills and developed and conducted various training programs for new employees.

Virginia holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Saint John’s University, in New York.

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