Vânia Soares de Oliveira e Almeida Pinto graduated from the Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto in 2001 where she specialized in family and community medicine. Vânia taught medical courses at the Universidade de Ribeirão Preto, at the Centro Universitário Barão de Mauá, and at the Hospital das Clínicas de Ribeirão Preto-USP. Currently, she is a professor at the Mucuri Valley, in Teófilo Otoni Minas Gerais, Brazil. She is a tutor for the program More Doctors for Brazil and will finish her master’s degree this year. In collaboration with the Medtronic Foundation and other partners, Vânia is coordinating a project for Healthrise Brazil. This projects taps into Vânia’s passion for primary health care and family health, specifically public health policies for undeserved communities.