Fernanda joined Intercontinental in December of 2012 after moving to San Antonio from Miami. In Miami, she received a B.B.A. in Finance with a Minor in Economics from Florida International University. She began her career interning for the ultra-high-net-worth team at Merrill Lynch. After graduating, Fernanda worked as an Analyst in the Private Wealth Management – Latin America division at Lehman Brothers and later Barclays Capital. In 2021, Fernanda earned a Certificate in Alternative Investments from Harvard Business School Online. She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and French.