Sara Vieira is a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on language use and bilingualism, social cohesion and community building, and transnationalism. Sara is a member of various organizations including Pathways to Prosperity, Canadian Anthropology Society, Language Sciences at UBC, and Contingent Horizons. As a director of the FPCBP, Sara is passionate about mentorship, promoting the Portuguese language and culture especially to Portuguese youth, and working collaboratively with fellow directors, board members, and members of the community to promote and prosper Portuguese businesses and professionals. When she is not doing research or volunteering, Sara is building lasting memories with her infant son.